Inductee Class of 1982

John Biolo

John Biolo

(Iron Mountain)

a 1938 All-American when he captained the Lake Forest College football team and a guard for the 1939 NFL champion Green Bay Packers.  A charter member of the LFC Sports Hall of Fame, he coached at St.  Norbert College and in high school after World War II.

Paul Coppo

Paul Coppo

(Hancock)

an All-American hockey player at Michigan Tech.  He was the leading scorer for the U.S.  hockey team in the 1964 Olympics and played 11 years for the Green Bay Bobcats where he was the team's all-time leading scorer and a six-time league all-star player.

Peter Dube

Peter Dube

(Escanaba)

the Michigan speed skating champion in 1899 and the coach of five international speed skating champions.  The U.P. speed skating champion in 1897 and 1898, he was fixture in the famed Escanaba Ice Revue and skated competitively until the age of 79.

Walter Farrer

Walter "Red" Farrer

(Negaunee)

the captain of Negaunee High's unbeaten 1918 football team and the 1919 state runner-up basketball team.  He earned 12 varsity letters at Western Michigan University and is a member of the Michigan Coaches and Michigan Recreation Halls of Fame as a prep coach.

Bill Hart

Bill Hart

(Marquette)

a three-sport athlete at Northern Michigan, he coached Marquette High to an undefeated 1957 football season and won three U.P. track titles.  He was a member of the U.P. Athletic Committee and the first MHSAA Representative Council president from the U.P.

Dick Mettlach

Dick Mettlach

(Crystal Falls)

whose Crystal Falls Forest Park High football teams won 231 games and have made 12 state playoff appearances in 33 years.  The Trojans won state titles in 1975 and 1976 and were second four times.  He was named state coach of the year in 1977.

Karl Parker

Karl Parker

(Newberry)

coached Brimley High School to back-to-back state Class D basketball championships in 1950 and 1951.  The two teams won 46 of 48 games, including 33 in a row.  He is the son of 1982 inductee Frank "Kid" Parker.

Frank Rodman

Frank Rodman

(Hermansville)

a premier sports promoter who directed Rodman's Sports Enterprises which booked famous traveling sports teams into the U.P. for 33 years.  He was the first U.P. member on the Michigan State Athletic Board of control and serves on the U.P. Hall of Fame Council.

John Sartoris

John Sartoris

(Bessemer)

a football and basketball captain at Bessemer High and a three-year lineman at small school power Carleton College in the 1920s.  A long-time coach and school administrator in Bessemer, he was a high school athletic official.

Johnnie Seymour

Johnnie Seymour

(Escanaba)

an internationally-known motorcycle racer in the 1920s and a pioneer in the sport who competed throughout the world.  Listed in the 1944 Encyclopedia of Sports as the holder of five American Motorcycle Association records, he also raced in the Indianapolis 500.

Michael Shatusky

Michael Shatusky

(Menominee)

a four-sport athlete at Menominee High where he was all-state in football and won four events in the 1948 U.P. track championships.  He was a halfback and punter in football for Michigan after the Korean War and was a high school coach in California.

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