Duane Vernon – 2001

Inducted: 2001

ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

1948:  Member of the school’s first State Championship Team – Cross Country

First Tennis Letter Winner in school’s history

Varsity Letter Winner – Basketball

COLLEGE

1953:  Graduate of Michigan State University

COMMUNITY SPORTS ACTIVITIES

1961:  National Chair – 1st U.S. Jaycees International Junior Boys and Girls Junior Tennis Championship

1972:  Past President, Greater Lansing Bullpen Club

1974:  Instrumental in naming MSU ice arena “Munn Arena”

1975 to present:  Sports Information Crew, MSU Home Football

1977:  Honorary Member, MSU Varsity “S” Club

1978:  Recipient of Vandervoort Memorial Award, Downtown Coaches Club

1979, 2000:  Chair, Parade of Champions, Lansing

1982:  FEP Emerald Award Recipient from MSU

1983:  Past President, Downtown Coaches Club of Greater Lansing

1992:  Honorary Member, MSU Alumni Club

1992:  MSU Varsity “S” Club Outstanding Service Award

1999 to present:  Co-Chair of Coaches for Kids

1999:  100th Anniversary MSU Men’s Basketball Committee

2000:  Sports Illustrated “America’s Sports Fans Hall of Fame”