Mt. Pleasant Softball Names Field After Long Time Coach
MT. PLEASANT – Saturday was a special day for the Mt. Pleasant softball program and for one of northern Michigan’s coaching legends, Ted McIntyre.
He was honored with a field naming ceremony.
Coach Mac founded the Oilers’ softball program back in 1975 and remained at the helm for 44 years, amassing an impressive 1,081 career wins.
After throwing out the first pitch of Saturday’s game to his granddaughter and having his name unveiled in centerfield, McIntyre says none of it would have been possible without the support of the entire community.
“It’s very emotional to see people that have made this all happen, and the most important thing for everybody to understand is it’s a great honor, but it didn’t happen because of me,” said McIntyre. “It happened because of people in the community and I appreciate so much the people that turned out for this. It’s very humbling.”
At Mt. Pleasant HS @MPHS_Tigers today celebrating one of our Northern Michigan coaching legends, softball coach of 44 years, Ted McIntyre!
— Joey DeBerardino (@JoeyDeBerardino) May 8, 2021
The MHSAA Hall of Fame inductee also led the program to a state championship in 1993 and a runner-up finish in 2010.
McIntyre retired from his head coaching position in 2019.