Boyne City’s Nick Redman Announces Retirement
After serving more than a decade as head coach of the Boyne City boys basketball team, Nick Redman has announced his retirement.
A 1986 Boyne City graduate, Redman took over Boyne City’s program during the 2009-10 season and went on to lead the Ramblers to seven district championships, two regional titles, two Lake Michigan Conference championships, a state semifinal appearance in 2014-15 and 161 wins over 11 seasons. Redman was also recognized as a Regional Coach of the Year in 2015 by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and was an Associated Press honorable mention all-state coach in 2018.
“We have a team loses 18 straight games and the kids, the way they just kept sliding and kept improving,” Redmond said. “They bought in. They played great basketball at the end that year to beat a really good East Jordan team and then beat Charlevoix for a district. You know, that was a Cinderella team. The next thing that really sticks out would have to be, you know, 2015. Having the best season in history of our school as far as winning the conference championship and making it all the way to the Breslin.”
Redman, who is retiring to spend more time with his family, had been spent 19 years within Boyne City’s program, serving as a head coach for the varsity, JV and middle school teams.
“Coach Redman is the epitome of ‘Boyne Pride’ as he has long served as a role model for young men in our community,” Boyne City athletic director Adam Stefanski said in a release. “Nick’s leadership will be deeply missed and Boyne City High School has been extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated Rambler alum leading the way for so many years.”
Boyne City went 16-6 in Redman’s final campaign and was playing for a district championship prior to the MHSAA’s cancellation of the winter and spring seasons.