Half A Century Of Coaching For Jack Schugars

TRAVERSE CITY – Most almost-72-year-olds aren’t out on the football field showing kids how to execute drills and helping map out practice plans.

But, Jack Schugars is no ordinary man in his 70s.

Schugars started his coaching career back in 1979 at Muskegon Oakridge. He coached there until 2010, where his overall record was a stellar 262-78. That puts him in the top 20 of winningest high school football coaches in Michigan history.

He was also inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1993.

In 2010, he went to coach at Ferris State University as a special teams coach. Last year, he shared his time between the Bulldogs and the Trojans of Traverse City Central.

Now, for the 2018 season, Schugars has come to Central full-time as his son Eric’s assistant coach. Coaching, obviously, a bond they share, along with their love for football and being able to teach kids.

You’ll be able to see the pair coaching together this season starting Thursday, Aug. 23, when they take on Bay City Western.

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