Fred Whitten – 2011

Letts Award: 2011

Fred Whitten gives back to the community

                  May 1, 1954 – July 2, 2010


Early 1980’s – Assistant basketball coach for Lansing Everett with Coach Johnny Jones

Late 1980’s – Set up a girls AAU basketball team – Made it to the State Finals in 1988

Mid 1990’s – Worked high school basketball camps at MSU

2000-2002 – Assistant coach – Lansing Community College Softball Team

2008 – Head coach – Lansing Community College Men’s Bowling Team


Worked with the prep sports editor of the Lansing State Journal for 25 years

Volunteered his time to cover games whenever the Lansing State Journal needed help with coverage

Interviewed area coaches for previews of the upcoming seasons for basketball, football and softball

1997 – 2002   Provided stats to local sports writers and news stations for both prep and college sports

Facilitated the All-Area Dream Team selections for softball, football and basketball

Public address announcer for Lansing Community College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams and Softball Team


Founder of the All Mid-Michigan High School All-Star games

Organized the annual Diamond Classic Softball Tournament

Co-Founder of the Mid-Michigan High School Bowling Club