Troy Dean had quite a year in 1994.
The two-sport star was a member of two conference championship teams that year at SC4, playing for the baseball and golf teams. Each team won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association that year, and both teams are being inducted into the Skippers Athletics Hall of Fame.
“Troy was a great (baseball) player,” Rick Smith, who coached the 1994 baseball team, said. “So many times, he would lead off a game with a home run. He was not only a tremendous baseball player but a very good two-sport athlete with the golf career.”
Dean spent both of his years at SC4 playing on the baseball and golf teams, meaning he was playing two sports at once, all while juggling his academic schedule.
In 1994, he won the MCCAA Eastern Conference golf championship.
“It was the only golf tournament I won in my career – obviously I was just as surprised as probably anyone on the team,” Dean said. “Both years (in baseball) were pretty special with the talent we had. Making the playoffs in 1994 was great, and coach Smith was low key and let us play. I still keep in touch with a lot of the guys. It was really a great time, and I was lucky to be part of two really great teams.”
After his time at SC4, Dean transferred to Grand Valley State University, where he continued his baseball career. In 1995, Dean led the Lakers in batting average (.374).
After his collegiate career, Dean spent several years working as the assistant golf professional at Port Huron Golf Club.
Dean lives in Florida with his wife, Candice, and his daughters, Chloe, Alivia and Vivian.