Inductee Class of 1978

 
Alvin Cummings
Alvin "Dutch" Cummings
(Crystal Falls/Kingsford)

an athlete, coach, official and administrator for 48 years.  He coached Kingsford High's first undefeated, untied football team, served on the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame Council, and is a member of the Northern Michigan University Hall of Fame.

Ray Ebli
Ray Ebli
(Ironwood)

a three-year player as an end at Notre Dame under coach Frank Leahy in 1939-40-41.  He played in the 1942 College All-Star Game and with the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL and the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Rockets and Cleveland Browns of the All-American Conference.

Don Hill
Don Hill
(Norway)

whose Hermansville and Norway high school basketball teams won 400 games in 25 seasons.  They won 13 conference crowns, 15 district titles, two regional championships, and two state championships.  He played on Norway High's U.P. championship cage teams in 1946 and 1947.

Rueben Kelto
Rueben Kelto
(Bessemer)

a standout Bessemer High gridder and the 1941 football MVP at Michigan where he was a two-way lineman during the Tom Harmon era.  During his 1939- 40-41 playing seasons, the Wolverines under coach Fritz Crisler were 19-4-1.

Norman Kukuk
Norman "Boots" Kukuk
(Marquette)

the leading scorer in the Michigan-Wisconsin- Ontario Hockey League for two seasons and a member of the 1940 U.S.  National Team.  An NMU Sports Hall of Fame inductee where he competed in football and track, and executive director of the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame.

Jimmie Manci
Jimmie Manci
(Iron Mountain/Iron River)

a premier sports promoter and athletic official in the U.P. and Wisconsin for 35 years.  He was the owner/general manager of the Green Bay Bobcats ice hockey team and promoted baseball, softball, boxing, football, basketball, bowling and wrestling.

John Noblet
John "Bert" Noblet
(Gladstone/Houghton)

a Gladstone High and Michigan State gridder who scored five TDs in one game for the 1930 Aggies.  He came to Michigan Tech as coach of all sports in 1929 and developed MTU into a college hockey power.

Dan Rose
Dan Rose
(Sault Ste. Marie)

an All-Big Ten and All-American basketball player at Michigan.  He was a coach and director of athletics at Central Michigan for 35 years and the university's physical education complex is named in his honor.

Ronn Rubick
Ronn Rubick
(Manistique)

an all-state football player nicknamed the "Manistique Missile" when he scored 184 points in the 1959 season.  A running back at Michigan State for two years, he played defensive back in the 1963 North-South All-Star game and is a successful high school coach.

Bruce Warren
Bruce Warren
(Trout Creek/Gwinn)

who coached Trout Creek High to 240 wins, three state titles and one runner-up trophy.  A member of Kalamazoo Central's unbeaten 1938 state championship grid team, he was a two-way gridder three years at Purdue.  He coached at Trout Creek from 1951 to 1967.