Baseball Player, 1982
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.