College Football Hall of Fame
Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame
Central Michigan Football Coach (1978 – 1993)
Central Michigan Athletic Director (1994 - 2006)
Herb Deromedi was born in Detroit, Michigan and played football at both Royal Oak Kimball High School and the University of Michigan. He then embarked on a coaching career that started at the high school level and led to Central Michigan University (CMU). In 1978 he took over the Chippewas’ head coaching reins and would stay there for the next 16 seasons, becoming the winningest coach not only in CMU history (110 overall wins) but also in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (90 Conference wins). Two of the most significant wins in school history came in 1991 and 1992 as the Chippewas defeated Michigan State in both seasons. Deromedi won three Conference champions and was twice named MAC coach of the year. In 1994, Deromedi became CMU’s Athletic Director, a position he held until retiring in 2006. Herb Deromedi was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007, the Mid American Conference Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.