2018 Skipper Hall of Fame Inductees

Randy Anderson

Basketball Player, 1970-72

Randy Anderson
Randy Anderson

Randy Anderson was a force in the lane for the SC4 basketball team.

At 6-foot-8, Anderson dominated the boards, blocked shots and scored as the Skippers enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons in the early 1970s.

“Randy was a good one,” said Robert “Sam” Kromer, the former Skippers basketball coach. “During his four-year career here at SC4 and at Akron, he averaged 24 wins and two losses a season.

“He could definitely rebound and play great defense. Randy wanted to shoot outside more, but I kept telling him to get the ball inside. He was a very coachable young man.”

The Port Huron High grad helped lead the Skippers to a 30-2 record and a Michigan Community College Athletic Association championship during the 1970-71 season. He scored 687 points and averaged 10.7 rebounds in two years at SC4.

Following his career with the Skippers, Anderson transferred to the University of Akron where he was honored as the outstanding defensive player as a senior in 1975.

Anderson taught and coached in the Port Huron Area School District before retiring in 2010.


Nancy DeNardin

Basketball Player, 1975-77

Nancy DeNardin
Nancy DeNardin

Nancy DeNardin’s decision to stay close to home for the start of her basketball career certainly paid dividends for the SC4 women’s basketball program.

The 1975 Marysville High School graduate not only spent two years on the court as a player but remained at the college for another two seasons as an assistant coach under Hall of Fame coach Jackie Jeffery.

The talented forward led the squad in scoring (14.5 points per game), minutes played and steals as a freshman during the 1975-76 season. She landed all-conference, all-state and all-region honors as the Skippers went 19-5. SC4 was the MJCAA Eastern Conference co-champion, MJCAA state runner-up and Region 12 runner-up.

As a sophomore, DeNardin put up 14.6 points per game, was the team assist leader and again led in minutes played. She was the most valuable player of both the state and Region 12 tournaments.

In addition to conference, state and region awards, she was a Second-Team All-American selection.

The Skippers (26-5) dominated the state by winning league, state and regional titles. They advanced to the NJCAA Nationals and placed eighth.

Following the two years as an assistant coach for the Skippers, DeNardin received a call from Emily Manwaring, who was the Jackson Community College coach. Manwaring accepted a coaching job at San Francisco State University and wanted DeNardin to finish her playing career as a SFSU Gator.

And just like her days at SC4, DeNardin continued to have success at San Francisco. As a junior, she led the team in steals and minutes played, along with averaging 12.5 points per game. She was a first-team all-conference pick and earned honorable mention All-American honors.

The Gators posted a 20-12 record, were the Golden Gate Conference runner-up, Region 8 champions and took fifth place at the AIAW Division III National championship.

During the 1979-80 season, DeNardin averaged 10.5 points per game, led the team in steals and was second-team all-conference. The Gators (19-17) played 10 games against NCAA Division I opponents – Cal, Stanford, University of San Francisco, Cal State Northridge, UC Santa Barbara. They still managed to win the Golden Gate Conference title, along with the Region 8 crown and came home with another fifth-place finish at the Nationals.

DeNardin lives in Las Vegas.


Tom Foster

Golfer, 1995-96

Tom Foster
Tom Foster

Former SC4 golf coach and athletic director Ross Green first spotted Tom Foster during a McDonald’s Amateur golf tournament.

Green knew right away Foster was capable of helping the Skippers.   

“Tom was a darn good player,” Green said. “He could really hit the ball left or right. He could draw the ball if needed or hit a fade.

“We had a number of good Canadian players over the years. Tom was one of the best and just a great person.”

Said Foster: “I was still in high school when I was playing in the McDonald’s Amateur. Ross Green put a bug in my ear about playing at the college. It was a great experience. I made some very good friends and just had a lot of fun. I loved playing at Port Huron Golf Club. I know if I was in that area I would definitely be a member there.”

Foster qualified for the NJCAA Nationals twice. He finished fifth in the 1996 Nationals, which consisted of Division I and II schools at the time, at Mid Pines at Pinehurst, N.C. and earned First Team All-American honors. His first trip to the nationals was to Jekyll Island, GA.

Foster turned pro in 1999 and played four years on the Canadian Tour and Nationwide events throughout Canada and the United States. He became a club professional in 2002 and won numerous Pro-Am tournaments during his career. One of the highlights was the Hamilton & Sarnia Pro-Am in 2004.

In 2002, Foster married his wife, Beth. The couple live in Corunna, Ontario and have three children – Brooklyn, 14, Carter, 12, and Charlotte, 10.

“I have turned into a taxi service for all three kids for their travel hockey in the winter and baseball in the summer,” Foster said. “I only have time to golf eight or nine times a summer, but the kids are showing interest in golf so hopefully I get out more with them.”


Kim (Lackowski) Gentner

Basketball/Softball Player, 2006-08

Kim (Lackowski) Gentner
Kim (Lackowski) Gentner

Kim Lackowski made her mark in two sports during her two years at St. Clair County Community College.

The standout student/athlete, who was a 2006 Ubly High School graduate, excelled in basketball and softball.

In basketball, the talented guard earned third-team All-MCCAA Eastern Conference honors during the 2006-2007 season. She earned a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Defensive Team and was voted the Defensive Player of the Year in the conference.

As a sophomore during the 2007-2008 season, Lackowski was a second-team all-conference selection.

Lackowski was an impact player on the softball diamond for the Skippers. She played a major role as a pitcher on the 2008 team, which captured the Eastern Conference regular-season championship.

As a freshman, the hard-throwing right-hander landed first-team All-Eastern Conference, All-MCCAA and All-Region honors. She received the same honors the following season when the Skippers claimed their first league title since the 1997 season.  

Following her career at SC4, Lackowski headed to the University of Michigan-Dearborn on a softball scholarship. She earned Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honors in 2009 and 2010, along with winning the NAIA Scholar Award in 2010.

Lackowski stuck out 13 batters in a game twice during her senior season. She remains among the career leaders in innings pitched (150 2/3), strikeouts (144), shutouts (four) and earned run average (3.12).

Lackowski and her husband, Jim, have two sons.


David Hebner

Hockey Player, 1975-77

David Hebner
David Hebner

David Hebner played Little League and Babe Ruth baseball as a youngster, along with spending weekends during the summer on Lake Huron sailing.

But Hebner’s real sports passion was hockey. From travel teams with the Port Huron Minor Hockey Association, to Silver Stick tournaments to SC4, Hebner enjoyed success on the ice.

“I was a center throughout my career,” said Hebner, a 1974 Port Huron Northern graduate. “I guess I had a good shot and had a lot of moves.”

Hebner wanted to continue his playing career following his days with the Fogcutter Junior team. He hooked up with coach Tom Clark and left winger Bob Fitzgerald at SC4.

“Bob and I worked well together,” Hebner said. “I would yell ‘boards’ and he knew I was going to fire the puck off the boards. He would skate right to it and get it before the defensemen could react. We wanted up with a lot of breakaway goals.

“It was great fun playing for the college team. We had some really good teams and would get big crowds at the junior arena.”

Following a trip to the nationals, Hebner received a letter and a certificate for First Team All-American honors.

“It sure was a nice honor,” Hebner said. “I was so surprised by it. That was 42 years ago. That’s a long time.”

Hebner headed to Michigan State to continue his education. He attended the first meeting for the hockey team, but didn’t pursue it and played in recreation leagues around the Lansing area.

Hebner, whose father, Robert, was a past commodore of the Port Huron Yacht Club, grew up sailing with Tom and Terry Vigrass. He continues to sail with his brother, Bob, in Tennessee. He lives in Erwin, Tennessee, with his wife, Jennifer.


Paul Jackson

Women’s Basketball Coach, 1990-94

Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson had a passion for coaching.

While a majority of his coaching career was at the high school level, Jackson enjoyed an impressive stint on the sidelines with the SC4 women’s basketball team.

In just four seasons with the women’s basketball program, Jackson guided the Skippers to three consecutive MCCAA Eastern Conference championships – 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons.

Jackson spent the 1988-89 season as an assistant coach under SC4 coach Dave Seddon. When Seddon headed to Yale for a teaching/coaching position, Jackson took over the program.

Jackson’s career was cut short as he passed away in the summer of 1994.

Many of the returning players and Jackson’s incoming freshmen not only kept the title streak alive but reached the 1994-95 NJCAA Nationals before falling in triple overtime.
 
“Playing for Paul Jackson was a wonderful experience for me as an athlete,” said Casie (Roberts) Parlardg. “In comparison to the experience as a high school athlete, his coaching style was dramatically different. Coach Jackson was harmonious, succinct and direct while at the helm on the floor.

“He was the perfect combination of calm yet tenacious; being as hard as nails when he needed to be. It made playing for him easy and enjoyable. His players worked as hard for him as he did for us.”

The Skippers captured their first of seven consecutive Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference titles during the 1991-92 season.

Jackson’s oldest daughter, Lynn Sampier, served as an assistant coach. His brothers – George and Dick – also were involved. Dick served as an assistant coach and George handled the game filming, team stats and scouting.

“I remember going all over the state to scout games with Paul,” Dick Jackson said. “He did a good job of recruiting girls from around the area. He didn’t go into the big cities and go after big-time players. He would get girls from Port Huron High, Port Huron Northern, St. Clair, Marysville and of course up in the Thumb.

“We was a real father figure to those players. He cared about them and made sure they were happy. I really respected him for that.”

The 1960 Marysville graduate started his coaching career at Mayville High School. He coached at Croswell-Lexington High School before landing in Marysville.

While at Marysville, Jackson coached the varsity girls basketball team (MHSAA fall sport at the time) before heading to SC4 during the winter months. He began with the Skippers for the 1989-90 season.

Jackson not only earned All-St. Clair Area League honors, but also All-Blue Water Area honors in football, basketball, baseball and track during his playing career at Marysville. Jackson enjoyed playing golf and fast-pitch softball. Paul played second base for many years and Dick was the team catcher.


Ann (Shaw) Janssen

Basketball Player, 1990-92

Ann (Shaw) Janssen
Ann (Shaw) Janssen

From the start of her competitive basketball days, Ann Shaw got as much satisfaction out of making a good pass to a teammate as she did scoring a bucket.

That pass-first style of play led to a successful career at St. Clair High School and on the collegiate level at SC4 and the University of Detroit Mercy.

“Ann probably could have been my point guard when she was in seventh-grade if it was allowed,” said Fred Shaw, Ann’s father and former St. Clair girls varsity basketball coach. “She could really pass the ball.

“Later in her high school career, she had to do more scoring for us. She wasn’t a good shooter early on, but was able to make open shots when she went on to play at SC4 and Detroit Mercy.”

The talented point guard was a treat to watch in the open court playing for the late Paul Jackson at SC4. She earned all-MCCAA, all-state and all-region honors both seasons for the Skippers.

As a sophomore, Shaw was a Second-Team All-American selection. She led the Skippers to the MCCAA Eastern Conference title during the 1991-92 season, the first for the program since the 1981-82 season.

Following her career at SC4, Shaw headed to the University of Detroit Mercy where she started at point guard her final two seasons. 

Shaw, a four-year varsity player at St. Clair, scored more than 1,000 points in high school career. She remains the Saints’ all-time career leader in assists and steals. She was voted All-St. Clair Area League four times, was a two-time All-Area selection and was listed in the Top 10 players by the Free Press entering her senior year. She earned Third-Team All-State honors in 1988 and First-Team honors in 1989.


Dan McLemore

Basketball Player, 1966-68

Dan McLemore
Dan McLemore

Whether it was pulling down a rebound or driving to the basket, Dan McLemore was a matchup nightmare for opponents during his Skipper days.

At 6-foot-5, McLemore had the size and strength to overpower defenders. Offensively, he had the speed and athletic ability to score at will.

“Dan was a scrapper on the boards,” said Robert “Sam” Kromer, the former men’s basketball coach. “He was a good leaper and really strong rebounder. He could shoot the ball and run the floor very well.”

The Toledo, Ohio, native also was a winner. He played a major role in the Skippers’ success for two seasons, including a 27-1 won-loss record during the 1966-67 season. He earned Honorable Mention All-American honors that season while averaging 18 points and 16 rebounds a game.

The following season the Skippers went 24-4. His two-year record of 51-5 was a winning percentage of 91%.

McLemore tossed in 16 points a game and grabbed 15 rebounds a contest as a sophomore. He earned all-conference honors back-to-back seasons.

McLemore’s skills led to an athletic scholarship to Bowling Green State University along with an Olympic tryout in the summer of 1968 in Hutchinson, KS.

“I’m very proud of my years in Port Huron and the leadership in the classroom as well as on the basketball court,” McLemore said. “I have to give coach Sam Kromer, coach Dick Groch and my team members all the credit for our success.”

The talented forward was a First-Team All-MAC selection during the 1969-70 season after earning Second-Team league honors the previous season. He remains in the Bowling Green record books as the fifth all-time career rebounding average (10.4 rebounds per game).

With the Falcons, McLemore played in 48 games over two seasons. He averaged 15.5 points per game along with shooting 47% from the floor and 70% from the foul line.

McLemore was a three-year varsity basketball player for Toledo Liberty High School. As a senior, he helped Liberty reach the Ohio state title game where it fell short against Dayton Chaminade 55-52. McLemore earned First Team All-City and All-District honors three times. He was an All-State selection and received honorable mention honors on the All-American High School Team.


Jerry Moses

Hockey Player, 1975-77


Jerry Moses
Jerry Moses

Growing up playing hockey in Port Huron, Jerry Moses enjoyed many memorable experiences on and off the ice.

Maybe the best years of Moses’ hockey career were as a member of the SC4 hockey team. How about back-to-back trips to the nationals, a two-week trip to Sweden and First Team All-American honors?

“I had a great time at SC4,” said Moses, a 1976 Port Huron Northern graduate. “I got a great education and had the opportunity to play against some real good hockey competition.

“I went on to Michigan State after two years at SC4 and got my degree in civil engineering. At SC4, I got my core classes out of the way. There were some real good math classes taught by Dr. Brown.”

As a freshman with the Skippers, Moses, a center, earned All-American honors. The Skippers advanced to the nationals in Minnesota during the 1976-77 season, but failed to place. The following season, coach Tom Clark’s squad traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. for the nationals.

“We had some very strong teams at the college,” Moses said. “I enjoyed playing for Tom Clark. He was an excellent coach, probably the best coach I ever had.” 

As a senior at Northern, Moses played for the Fogcutter Junior team. He played one season with the program before it disbanded following the 1975-76 season.

Moses was a member of the Port Huron Secory Flyers Pee Wee travel hockey team that won the first Silver Stick championship by a squad from the Port Huron Minor Hockey Association. The team is in the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame.

Moses lives in White Lake, Michigan, with his wife Roxanne (formerly Guizar) and their daughter, Carly. Their son, Zach, lives in Minnesota. The engineer for a national construction company continues to play hockey. He will be participating in a pond hockey tournament this month in Whitmore Lake.


Bill Nahorodny

Baseball Player, 1972

Bill Nahorodny
Bill Nahorodny

The SC4 baseball program was nationally respected and turned out many outstanding collegiate and professional players in the 1970s.

One of the best Skippers according to former coach Dick Groch was Bill Nahorodny.

Nahorodny, a talented catcher, led the Skippers to Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, CO. In addition to the many postseason honors, he landed a spot on the Junior College All-American Team.

“Most importantly, I had the great honor of playing for Mr. Dick Groch at SC4,” Nahorodny said. “He found me in Hamtramck Michigan and gave me a chance to play for him and our great school.

“Without SC4 and coach Groch I would not have the life I have today. Thank you all so much.”

The Philadelphia Phillies liked what they saw in Nahorodny and selected him in the sixth round of the Major League draft. He was the 1978 Topps Rookie Catcher of the Year.

Nahorodny played nine years in the Major League with the Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners.

Here are few of his highlights:

  • As a member of the Braves, Nahorodny broke up Steve Carlton’s no-hit bid with a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning May 5, 1980, at Veteran’s Stadium.
  • The White Sox battered Nolan Ryan for 10 hits, including a two-run homer from Nahorodny in a 9-6 victory over the Angels before 13,676 fans at Comiskey Park.
  • In 1980, he delivered the game-winning hit in the ninth inning off Pirates’ reliever Kent Tekulve.

During his prep career at Hamtramck, Nahorodny was a four-year varsity player and earned all-conference honors. He also excelled in basketball, playing three years on the varsity. He was a two-time team captain and earned second-team all-state honors as a junior.


Scott Snyder

Hockey Player, 1974-75

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder made the most of his one season with the SC4 men’s hockey team.

The defenseman was the first Skipper to receive All-American honors in hockey as he was a Second-Team selection for the 1974-75 season.

Following Snyder’s success on the ice were two other Skippers – David Hebner and Jerry Moses. Hebner and Moses were First-Team All-Americans in 1976 and 1977, respectively.

The 1973 Port Huron Northern graduate grew up playing in the Port Huron Minor Hockey Association. He competed in Silver Stick tournaments with local travel hockey teams.

Snyder decided to make the switch from playing with the Fogcutter Junior team, which finished third in the nationals, to the SC4 team for the 1974-75 season. He played one season for the Skippers under coach Tom Clark. The Skippers enjoyed a successful season, falling a win shy of a trip to the NJCAA Division II nationals.

The Skippers competed in the Midwest Collegiate League against such schools as the University of Dayton, the University of Michigan-Flint, along with four-year university junior varsity teams.

“I just thought I had a better opportunity to get scouted by colleges by playing for the college,” Snyder said. “It worked out because I ended being recruited by the University of Cincinnati and played three seasons there.”

Snyder said he started out his minor hockey league days as a goalie but quickly made the switch to defense.

“I guess I wasn’t that good as a goalie,” Snyder said. “My older brother, Tom, played defense so I decided to follow in his footsteps.” 

Snyder, who lives in Hurst, Texas., still finds time to play recreation hockey.


Melissa (Reynolds) Stahl

Volleyball Player, 2000

Melissa (Reynolds) Stahl
Melissa (Reynolds) Stahl

Melissa Reynolds enjoyed a special season in 2000 with the SC4 women’s volleyball team.

How about 73 wins, nine tournament titles, a state championship and a national crown for the team? For Reynolds, a first-year standout, there were numerous postseason awards, including National Player of the Year and First-Team All-American honors.

SC4 retired her No. 13 jersey after the season.

The Port Huron Northern graduate could have returned to SC4 for a second season but choose to attend Central Michigan University on an athletic scholarship. She joined her older brother, Matt, who was playing football for the Chippewas.

Reynolds played on the CMU volleyball team from 2001-2003. As a senior, she was nominated captain and finished the season clinching the West Division title in the Mid-American Conference. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in sport management and a minor in marketing.

The talented middle hitter began her volleyball career while in eighth grade at Holland Woods Middle School. She decided to try out for a local travel club – Blue Water Volleyball. Within the first year of playing for the travel club, owned and managed by former SC4 coach Terry Gamble, she was moved up to the 16-year-old travel team and was the starting middle hitter as a 14-year-old.

During her junior and senior years at Northern, the 18U travel team took third and fifth place at the AAU Nationals tournament in Orlando. With the Huskies, Reynolds was a three-year varsity starter and earned first-team All-Macomb Area Conference Red Division and All-Blue Water Area honors.

Reynolds had a short coaching stint following the completion of her career as the junior varsity volleyball coach at Shepherd High School. She also coached with the Dead Frogs Volleyball Club in Kalamazoo.

Reynolds works for Stryker Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) and manages a team of four individuals who provide training and education across the country on the division’s product portfolio. Her husband, Kyle Stahl, is the women’s assistant volleyball coach at Western Michigan University.

Even though she has retired from playing volleyball, Reynolds, a Kalamazoo resident, frequently attends matches to support her husband and WMU. The couple have a daughter, Stella.


John Traub

Golfer, 1970-71

John Traub
John Traub

The SC4 golf program received national attention starting in 1970 thanks to the play of John Traub.

Traub, a 1969 Croswell-Lexington High School graduate, earned a golf scholarship from coach Robert “Sam” Kromer, who was the athletic director and also the men’s basketball coach at Port Huron Junior College at the time.

As a freshman, Traub was the medalist at the Region XII Tournament. The Skippers enjoyed a banner season, going undefeated for the season and finishing seventh at the National Junior College Tournament at Miami Lakes Country Club in Miami, Fla.

Traub returned to the Nationals the following year and finished 22nd in the country. The tournament was held at Warwick Hills Country Club in Grand Blanc.

For three years, Traub worked as the assistant golf professional at Woodbridge Country Club in New Haven, CT. In 1976, he accepted a position of Teaching Professional at the Detroit Golf Club. Traub was named the head golf pro at Great Oaks Country Club in Rochester and selected as the pro of the Detroit Golf Club in 1991.

Professionally, Traub’s career highlight came in October of 1980, when he captured the National Club Professional Championship in Palm Beach Gardens. He rallied from seventh place to fire a final round 3-under-par 69. In addition to the top prize of $20,000, he was given a two-year exemption to the PGA Tour, along with a spot in the PGA Cup against Great Britain and Ireland.

The long-driving Traub won the Michigan PGA Championship in 1984. As a senior, he captured the Michigan PGA Match Play Championship twice, along with two Pro-Pro, two Senior-Junior and two Pro-Assistant titles.

The Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame member was elected into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2010.


Jeff Wiley

Baseball Player, 1982

Jeff Wiley
Jeff Wiley

Jeff Wiley made the most of his one season of baseball at SC4.

The middle infielder earned first-team All-MCCAA Eastern Conference honors during the 1982 season. In June of 1982, he was drafted by the New York Yankees.

The Port Huron native played second base in the minor leagues with stints in Paintsville, KY, and Oneonta, N.Y.

Wiley’s sports career started out with a bang as he was the starting third baseman on the Port Huron Northern varsity baseball team as a sophomore. He led the Huskies (23-6) to a runner-up finish in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A state tournament in Battle Creek.

Wiley was a first-team All-Eastern Michigan League and second-team All-Blue Water Area selection. The following season he was first-team all-conference and all-area.

In addition to baseball at Northern, Wiley competed in wrestling.

When the sports programs were dropped for the 1980-81 school year in Port Huron because of millage problems, Wiley transferred to Yale High School his senior year. He was the most valuable player of the Southern Thumb Association and earned first-team all-league honors, all-state and all-area honors. He compiled the highest batting average among the all-stater players (.558).

Wiley remains active in sports, especially softball. He has been an outstanding player for many Port Huron area Class A and Church League softball teams. He was the MVP of the Modified Softball Church League in 1987 and the Port Huron Modified Class A league in 1989.

During the 1994 season, he played shortstop for the Port Huron Sharks, who won the league with an 18-0 record. They finished 13th at the Nationals and he was selected to the All-Star Team.

The member of the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame continues to play for Colonial Woods Angels in the Blue Water Church League.

Jeff and his wife, Beth, who recently retired from the Port Huron Area School District, live in Fort Gratiot.


1966-67 Men’s Basketball Team

1966-67 Men's Basketball Team
1966-67 Men’s Basketball Team

The SC4 men’s basketball program dominated teams around the state during the 1960s as it won numerous conference titles.

One of the most successful seasons came in 1966-67 when the Skippers compiled a 27-1 record.

Coach Robert “Sam” Kromer’s team featured a tenacious defense and a high-powered offense. 

“There was a stretch there for a number of years where we averaged more than 100 points a game for the season,” said Kromer, who was assisted by Dick Groch. “We played in some small gyms and our gym was small, so we didn’t waste any time getting the ball up the floor. We wanted to get shots up before the other teams could set up their defense.”

The Skippers climbed to No. 5 in the national poll after opening the season with 24 consecutive wins. They defeated national power Vincennes 92-67 during a Christmas tournament, but it was Vincennes that ended their winning streak and perfect season 78-70.

“I think the biggest problem for the coaching staff was to get a group of freshmen, who were used to being individual players, to play together,” said Mike Branaugh, the Skippers’ center. “I actually think the key to our winning was our bench strength. Our greatest victory was 136-69 over Schoolcraft.

“All in all my experience at Port Huron was outstanding. My only wish is that we could have kept that same team together for four years. I just wonder how good we could have been.”

The team members were Jerry Warkentien, Dan McLemore, Branaugh, John Kirk and Ben Robinson, Bill Ford, Delbert Jennings, Phil Conger, John Agbay, Isaiah Jones, Jerry McCoy, Charles Payne, Ted Koc, Richard Cloutier, Ron Schock and Joe Wilcox.


1976-77 Women’s Basketball Team

1976-77 Women's Basketball Team
1976-77 Women’s Basketball Team

There was no standing around or walking the ball up the court during the 1976-77 season for the SC4 women’s basketball team. The faster the pace, the better for the Skippers.

Coach Jacqueline “Jackie” Jeffery relied on fast-breaking, full-court pressing style of play.

The Skippers averaged 77 points per game, outscoring opponents by an average of 27 points. They scored more than 100 points in four games.

During the regular-season, SC4 captured the Michigan Junior College Athletic Association title with one loss and posted an 18-4 record. The Skippers’ other setbacks were against four-year schools.

The squad claimed the MJCAA state tournament with three wins. The Skippers went 4-0 to win the Region XII Tournament title and earn a trip to the National Junior College Basketball Tournament. At the nationals, SC4 went 2-2 to place eighth at Overland Park, KS.

Nancy DeNardin landed a spot on the Junior College All-American Team, while Jeffery was named Region XII coach of the year. Laurie Nolan was named to the National Tournament Team. DeNardin, Nolan and Deb Ledford were named to the All-State Team.

The remainder of the team consisted of Beth Hicks, Sue Francisco, Elizabeth Bailey, Nancy Hall, Theresa Gardocki, Robin Stewart, Jill Thomas, Martha Moore and Diane Jedzmir.

The team also was inducted into the Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame.