Spencer, Hunter Headed to MHSFCA Hall of Fame

A pair of former northern Michigan high school football coaches will enter the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2018.

Former St. Ignace coach Marty Spencer and former Onekama coach Jim Hunter will be inducted into the MHSFCA’s Hall of Fame in March.

Hunter coached at Onekama from 1989-2016, leading the Portagers to seven playoff appearances, three postseason wins and the 2015 Northwestern Six League championship.

Spencer began his career as St. Ignace’s JV coach in 1988 and took over the varsity program in 1997, retiring at the end of the 2016 season. Spencer’s teams won 10 league and six district titles, made 13 playoff appearances and four state semifinal trips. He completed his career with a 146-67 overall record.

Spencer and Hunter will joined alongside by fellow 2018 inductees: Don Baxter (Napolean), Michael Centala (Monroe Jefferson), Randy Dunny (Saline), Mike Giannone (Warren De La Salle), Ron Glodich (Marine City), Ronald Green (Portland), Kevin Langs (Climax-Scotts), Chris Luma (Hudson), Paul Test (Ann Arbor Pioneer), Dennis Thompson (Onsted) David Thorne (Farmington Hills Harrison) and Thomas Wilcher (Detroit Cass Tech).

The induction ceremony is set for Saturday, March 10 at the Crowne Plaza in Lansing.

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