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Coach of the Year

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11
Month
November
Year
1992
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AACHM Oral History: Don Simons

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 1:08pm

Don Simons

Donald L. Simons was born in 1943 and he grew up on Fuller Street in Ann Arbor. He attended Jones School, Ann Arbor High, and Eastern Michigan University. He was a starting football halfback and basketball co-captain in high school, and was recognized as athlete of the month. Mr. Simons recalls segregation and several incidents of discrimination in Ann Arbor. He is proud of his family, his work coaching at the Maxey Boys' Training School and Boysville, and co-hosting the annual neighborhood picnic for 25 years.

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AACHM Oral History: Harold Simons

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:25am

Harold Simons

Harold Simons was born in 1946 and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He was inspired by Jones School teacher Harry Mial to become a teacher and coach. A standout basketball player for Ann Arbor High, he went on to play at Eastern Michigan University. He was the freshman basketball coach there before becoming head coach at Huron High for 20 years. Mr. Simons reflects on race relations and generational differences in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Ethel have been married for 53 years.

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Gary Banks Gets Caught - Huron High School Football vs East Lansing At Hollway Field, October 1970

Gary Banks Gets Caught - Huron High School Football vs East Lansing At Hollway Field, October 1970 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 17, 1970
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Caught From Behind. Huron's Gary Banks is caught from behind as he runs back East Lansing's kickoff after their field goal in the first period last night. The Trojans' Dave Dennis (55) and Jim Jessen (10) come in to help.

Ken Herman Carries The Ball - Huron High School Football vs East Lansing At Hollway Field, October 1970

Ken Herman Carries The Ball - Huron High School Football vs East Lansing At Hollway Field, October 1970 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 17, 1970
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Running Room. Dave Skala (left) takes out East Lansing's Don Ward as Ken Herman gets close to a first down for the River Rats last night. Charging in is Scott Beardsley (78) of the Trojans. (Ann Arbor News Photos by Cecil Lockard.)