Football Coach Calumet Croze is part of the MHSFCA Hall of Fame Class of 2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

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Calumet Head Coach John Croze addresses the team after defeating Menominee 39-14 in an MHSAA Division 6 District Finals Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Calumet, Michigan (Adam Niemi/The Daily Mining Gazette)

Calumet’s longtime football coach, John Croze, was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Croze, the only inductee from the Upper Peninsula this year, joins the class of 2022 along with 13 others.

Croze, who retired from coaching the Copper Kings after 30 years with the program, including the last 22 seasons as head coach. He retired with a head coaching record of 143-71 (.688).

The banquet and induction into the MHSFCA Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, June 24th. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., with the banquet at 6:30 p.m. and the induction at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for the event, held at the Best Western Premier Executive Residency in Southfield, 26555 Telegraph Rd.

The event is held in conjunction with the MHSFCA East-West All-Star Football Game on June 25.

The rest of this year’s Hall of Fame class includes Chris Bell (Lake Orion), Grant Fanning (Chelsea), James V. Gallery Jr. (Cedar Springs), Shawn Griffith (Constatine), Cary Harger (Muskegon Oakridge), Scott Merchant (Chippewa Valley), Earl A. Moore (Detroit Murray-Wright), Jerry Rabideau (Spring Lake), Bud Rowley (Oxford), Brad Showers (Ithaca), Matt Stapleton (Frankfort), Tim Wauben (East Kentwood) and Tim Wooer (Kingley).



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