MHSAA Record Book

If you have information you believe should be included in these records (additions, deletions or corrections), it may be submitted one of three ways:

  1. Submitted by a MHSAA member school athletic administrator on official office letterhead, or by using the National Federation Record Application (Note: The Federation form is a fillable Word document and may be emailed to the address below. You may also attach supporting documentation to the email).
  2. Submitted by a media member on official office letterhead, enclosing appropriate documentation.
  3. Submitted by a member of the public with appropriate documentation, including the names and phone numbers of contact people at the school involved. The school will then be contacted to verify the information.  Due to the high number of submission received, no action will be taken on undocumented information.

To submit changes, mail to: MHSAA Record Book, 1661 Ramblewood Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823. Phone: (517) 332-5046. E-mail: records@mhsaa.com. Appropriate documentation shall include, but is not limited to, the following: copies of scorebooks or game/season statistical summaries, copies of yearbooks, and copies of newspaper clippings. The Record Book is updated on a seasonal basis when possible.

Coaching Records

Varsity Victories (Minimum 500) (* = active)
NOTE - To be included in this list, a school must first submit year-by-year records in writing to the MHSAA office. Thereafter, schools must submit updates after each season to MHSAA office. NOTE 2: Seasons below are listed by year they concluded (for example: the 1940-41 season is listed as 1941). NOTE 3: Coaches are organized below based on wins while guiding Michigan schools, with overall records in parentheses for those who also coached high school teams in other states (denoted by #). 

Wins  Coach School(s) Record 2018-19
768 * Roy Johnston Yale (1967-68)
Howell (1969-70)
Beaverton (1975-2019)**
768-320 17-4
728 # Lofton Greene Center, Ky. (1941)
New Buffalo (1942),
River Rouge (1943-44, 1946-84)
728-217
(739-231 total)
 
703 Dan Fife Clarkston (1983-2018) 703-170
678 # Kurt Keener Detroit Country Day (1979-2013)
Scottsdale Desert Mountain, Ariz. (2014)
Gilbert Christian, Ariz. (2015-19)
678-180
(802-223 total)
 
639 Paul Cook Jackson St. John's, Lansing Resurrection, Lansing Gabriels,
Lansing Catholic & Lansing Eastern (1949-91)*
639-245  
615 Ray Lauwers Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central  ( 1967-09)  615-303  
612 Bernie Holowicki Detroit St. Hedwig, Detroit St. Gregory,
Detroit DeLaSalle & Detroit Catholic Central (1953, 1956-1994)
612-216  
604 Dave Soules Detroit St. Anthony (1965-69)
Detroit East Catholic (1973-2005)
Riverview Gabriel Richard (2006-09)
604-362  
601 Jim Barker Utica Ford, Centerline St. Clement, Warren Zoe Christian,
Sterling Heights Parkway Christian ( 1972-09) 
601-233  
599 * Mark Keeler Wyoming Tri-unity Christian (1985-2019) 599-189 22-4
585 * Kent Ingles Cedar Springs (1976-77)
Greenville (1978-2002)
Big Rapids (2003-2019)
585-351  13-7
568 Mike Phelps Orange City Unity Christian, Iowa (1971),
East Kentwood (1977-89), Holland Christian (1990-2010)
568-239  
565 Chuck Turner Willow Run & Battle Creek Central (1965-00) 565-207  
558  * Scott Soodsma James Valley Christian, S.D. (1983-84)
McBain Northern Michigan Christian (1985-89, 91-92)
Hudsonville Unity Christian (1993-2019)***
558-229
(573-257 total)
26-2
558 Tom Caudill Ewen-Trout Creek (1977-08) 558-149  
555 Irv Dieterle Merritt, Gaylord St. Mary, Alpena,
Remus Chippewa Hills, & Ishpeming Westwood
(1965-67 & 1969-03, 2007)
555-260  
553 Dennis Starkey Boyne City (1983)
Vanderbilt (1984-86)
Petoskey (1987-2018)
553-260
547 Warren (Whitey) Wilson Calumet & Frankenmuth ( 1960-96) 547-222  
545 Russell (Lefty) Franz Bay City St. Stanislaus, Bay City All Saints,
Pinconning ( 1953-82 & 1984-91)
545-215  
526 Leo (Sam) Franz Saginaw St. Mary, Saginaw St. Stephen,
Merrill ( 1948-65 & 1967-85)
526-189  
526 Bill Zabonick Bronson ( 1956-91) 526-263  
524 Don Miller Maple City Glen Lake ( 1973-04) 524-207  
518 Grover Kirkland Flint Northwestern ( 1973-00) 518-148  
504  Jim Goorman Muskegon Western Michigan Christian (1980-2012) 504-282  
503 Jerry Schaffer Woodland, New Troy, Three Oaks River Valley ( 1963-1998) 503-293  


*NOTE: Following his retirement from coaching boys basketball, Paul Cook became head coach of the girls squad at Lansing Catholic Central in 1993. He served 10 seasons as the team's mentor before retiring from the job following the 2002 season with a 189-46 mark. Overall, Cook finished his basketball coaching career with an 828-291 varsity win-loss record.

**NOTE: Roy Johnston also has 55 girls basketball varsity wins, giving him 823 wins total as a varsity coach after the 2018-19 season. 

***NOTE: Scott Soodsma also has 105 girls basketball wins, giving him 678 wins total (678-293) as a varsity coach after the 2018-19 season. That overall record includes a combined 15-28 for two seasons of boys and 14-7 for one season of girls basketball (1983-84) at James Valley Christian in South Dakota.