The West Michigan Lake Hawks are Muskegon’s franchise in the American Basketball Association. The league is a direct descendant of the original ABA, which was a competitor of the NBA in the 1960s and 70s.

The local team is run by Coach Ron Jenkins, a former Western Michigan Christian and Muskegon Community College basketball coach. Building the four-year-old franchise, and making it a permanent part of Muskegon-area sports scene, is a passion for Jenkins, who is also the assistant athletic director at Muskegon Catholic Central.

Click the following profile of the Lake Hawks, which was published in the December edition of the Local Sports Journal magazine.