The Class was voted on by the Hall of Fame’s Election Task Force, a Statewide Election Committee, and the public. The Election Task Force and Committee, comprised of current and former journalists, sports executives, and representatives from smaller Sports Halls of Fame in Michigan, was Co-Chaired by former University of Michigan Associate Athletic Director Bruce Madej and Detroit News sports journalist Tony Paul. The 2022 Class was ratified by the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors, which also selected the inductee from the Contributor category.
“This year’s class represents the excellence, diversity and depth of the best of Michigan sports history,” said Scott Lesher, Hall of Fame chairman
“We thank the nearly 4,000 Michigan sports fans who went online to vote and be part of this year’s election process,” added Jordan Field, Hall of Fame president. “This class includes all-time greats who are also fan favorites.”
Detroit Pistons championship point guard who won the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2004 NBA Finals.
Born and raised in Detroit, the high school and college basketball star made his professional mark in pro football, in a 15-year NFL career, all with the Chargers, including eight Pro Bowl seasons and three as a first-time All-Pro.
Basketball star at Detroit Country Day School who earned Michigan’s “Mr. Basketball” award before a career at Duke University and in the NBA…
Both born in Royal Oak and raised in Southeast Michigan, the longstanding ice dancing pair won Olympic medals in 2010 and 2014, among many national and international championships.
The Dexter native starred at the University of Michigan, becoming one of the best softball players in school history, as a dominant pitcher, including the 2005 National Championship.
At Detroit Country Day, he led the basketball team to three consecutive state championships, named the National High School Basketball Player of the Year and Michigan’s “Mr. Basketball” in 1991 before his time in the Fab Five at the University of Michigan, which included consecutive national championship game appearances.
In 12 seasons as head basketball coach at the University of Michigan, he’s the school’s winningest all-time coach in his sport, leading the Wolverines to two Big Ten regular-season, two tournament championships and two national championship games.
A former All-Star player, he joined Detroit Red Wings telecasts in 1985, becoming a favorite TV sports personality for generations of fans.
One of the longest-serving athletic directors in college sports history, and one of the few women at the Division 1 level, the Kalamazoo native served as AD at Western Michigan University from 1997 through 2021.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
General Admission / Balcony
Reserved / Main Floor Ticket