The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame

The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its 27th annual induction class, which will be inducted on Saturday, June 8 at the Muskegon Country Club.

The “Class of 2013” was chosen after a year-long selection process by a vote of the Hall of Fame’s 14-member board of directors.  This year’s induction class includes two individual standouts and one team.  In addition to those already chosen, the Hall of Fame will announce its Distinguished Service Award in January and its high school male and female student-athlete honorees in May.

Here is a brief look at the MASHF’s “Class of 2013”:

Jim Goorman: Goorman is the winningest basketball coach in Muskegon-area high school history with 510 wins in his 33 years as head coach at Western Michigan Christian.  His Warrior teams won five state championships and finished state runners-up three times.

Jack Sprague: Sprague went all the way from track champion at local Thunderbird Raceway and Winston Speedway.  The Spring Lake native won NASCAR Truck series overall titles in 1997, 1999 and 2001 and also raced on the Busch series and Winston Cup series.

The Holton girls volleyball team of 1994: This group of outstanding athletes put tiny Holton on the map in the mid-1990s, finishing Class C runners-up in 1993 before winning the area’s first-ever volleyball state championship in 1994.  The team was coached by Ed Bailey.

Tickets for the banquet are $40 and will be available to the public this spring.  For further information on the organization, visit the Hall of Fame’s web site at