Invoice Agresta is getting into the Saginaw County Sports activities Corridor of Fame as one of many prime cross nation coaches within the state.
However Agresta was additionally a profitable basketball and soccer coach at Hemlock and Saginaw St. Mary’s Cathedral.
That doesn’t shock Freeland cross nation coach George Drown, who was one among Agresta’s prime runners at Hemlock.
“Invoice’s biggest asset as a coach was attending to know the athlete,” Drown stated. “Lots of people know the X’s and O’s. Invoice had the power to really care about every of his athletes and perceive what makes them tick, how far he can push them … that’s what made him a Corridor of Fame coach.”
The Corridor of Fame Induction Banquet is Sunday, Nov. 7, at Horizons Convention Heart.
Agresta died Could 31, 2020 after a legendary teaching profession that started at Saginaw St. Mary’s. He led the St. Mary’s soccer workforce to a 31-24-1 report with three Valley Parochial League titles. In three seasons because the varsity basketball coach at St. Mary’s, Agresta was 41-12.
He moved to Hemlock, taking on the Huskies’ basketball workforce. He was 64-11, together with a 20-0 report in the course of the 1973-74 season.
However Agresta moved on to turn into one of many prime cross nation coaches within the state. He led the Huskies boys cross nation workforce to 11 convention titles, eight Saginaw County championships, eight regional championships and back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002. The state championship groups are already within the Saginaw County Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
He additionally coached the Hemlock women cross nation workforce, main the women workforce to 5 league titles, 11 Saginaw County championships and a second-place end on the state meet. Agresta coached the Hemlock women monitor and subject workforce to a state title in 1995 and a runner-up end in 1996.
Agresta created or administered a wide range of scholarships for college kids, together with the Roger Hansen Scholarship, the Peg Munger Scholarship Fund and the Invoice Agresta Hemlock Legends Fund.
Agresta was additionally a long-distance runner. From March 13, 1974 by Nov. 27, 2018, Agresta ran 89,969 miles. In 1984, Agresta ran from the Hart Plaza in Detroit to the McDonald’s Restaurant in Bridgeport, overlaying 97.6 miles and taking 16 hours, 28 minutes.