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Coaches Honored to Start TK Wall of Fame

 "Each one has demonstrated an uncommon and uniquely high level of dedication and commitment to the student-athletes they have served. Each has also been inducted into the MHSAA hall of fame," said Superintendent Tom Enslen introducing each coach at half-time of the boys' basketball game. The coaches, or family representatives, each received a certificate.

Honored coaches are:

Bob White - Varsity football coach for 18 years from 1962 to 1980 and assistant coach for seven years.  His record as head coach was 140 wins, 27 losses, and five ties.  He led teams to 13 league championships, two state championships, five undefeated regular season, four times MHSFCA regional Coach of the Year, three players named All-American, 15 all-state players, 63 all-conference athletes and taught math for 25 years.  He embodied and coined  "Pride, Class, and Tradition." He was inducted into the Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1983.

Jerry Page - Assistant basketball coach for 17 years, assistant football coach for 27 years, athletic director for 12 years, business manager and superintendent for five years.  He served TK Schools from 1953 to 1980.  As the assistant basketball coach, he had 209 wins and 106 losses. In football, his record was 141 wins, 32 losses, and three ties.  He worked at TK for 34 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator.  He was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association in 1990 and the Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995.

Ray Page - Ray served TK schools from 1955 to 1988 as a varsity basketball coach for eight years, assistant basketball coach for seven years, varsity football coach for three years, junior varsity football coach for 14 years, assistant football coach for five years, varsity track coach for 11 years and athletic director for seven years. He led basketball teams to two league championships, three district championships, one regional championship and one state semi- final appearance.  He also led track teams to six league championships, two regional championships, and five individual state track champions. He taught history and government and served as the athletic director at TK for 33 years.  He was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association in 1990, the Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995 and the West Michigan Officials Association Coach of the Year in 1987.

Tom Lehman - varsity wrestling coach for 37 years from 1972 to 2009 with 710 wins, 234 losses, and seven ties.  He also served as assistant football coach for 31 years and junior varsity softball for two years.  He was inducted into the Michigan Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009 with a record of 19 league championships, 13 district championships, 9 regional championships, two state final appearances, one state championship, nine team state qualifiers. He was  11 times the Regional Coach of the Year, four-time State Coach of the Year, and three-time National High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year finalist. He was a USA Michigan wrestling coach for 36 years, earned two national championships and five runner-up finishes and was selected as "Michigan vs. Japan" cultural exchange twice.  He taught physical education at TK for 37 years and served as athletic director for six years.

Gary McKee - assistant football, varsity and baseball coach from 1969 to 2015. He was inducted into the Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999.  He coached at TK for 43 years with a record in football of 166 wins, 53 losses, and six ties. In baseball, his record was 111 wins and 89 losses. He taught accounting and business at TKHS for 36 years.

Tammy Benjamin - varsity cross country coach for 23 years and middle school cross country for four years from 1988 to 2015. She led teams to 2,141 wins, 571 losses. She also served as varsity track coach for 19 years and middle school track coach for two years. She was inducted into the MITCA Track/Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2014; the 2006 Michigan High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year; 2006 National  High School Coaches Association Sectional Coach  of the Year, and 2007 National High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year finalist. As coach, she led teams to 11 league championships, four regional championships, three state championships, 11 team state qualifiers, was a three-time state coach of the year, and was honored with the Ambrose Award, MITCA's highest honor She had a team of individuals qualify for the state finals every year she coached and had nine all-state athletes with 21 all-state titles. She started the TK Middle School running club in 1988.

Larry Seger - varsity boys and girls tennis coach for 47 years from 1969 to 2016 and still coaching. His record is 690 wins and 312 losses. He is ranked third in the state all time and second in the state all-time among active coaches.  He was inducted into the Michigan Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame in 1994 and in 1986 was named the girls tennis state coach of the year. During his tenure, he has led teams to 14 league champions for the girls, eight boys league championships, two boys and two girls regional championships, nine team state qualifiers. He has been named 10 times the Regional Coach of  the Year.  He has 46 tournament victories, four all-state girls, and two all-state boys. He's coached 81 varsity teams and taught middle school science for 33 years.