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William Tandy-Westside Cubs-THINK Detroit
Coach William Tandy is the Director of Wayne State
University’s Upward Bound Program. The Upward Bound program provides counseling, tutorial services, male/female responsibility, test preparation, social development and a host of other academic and
life skills in order to help students graduate from a post secondary institution. Over the past ten years, Coach Tandy has graduated 100 percent of the students whom have participated in Upward
Bound with over 85 percent of those students enrolling into a college or university.
William has continuously taken an active role in human
development with his concentration on young males. Known throughout the Midwest as Detroit’s most aggressive and outspoken developers of youth, he has consistently demonstrated a great talent for
motivation and leadership. This led him to begin volunteering for his former little league team, the Westside Cubs. Mr. Tandy has been the head coach for the Cubs youth organization since
1994. Coach Tandy has an incredible record of winning on and off the football field. He has won eight out of the last ten P.A.L championships recording 118 victories with only four defeats; he
has a number of young men whom he has assisted in getting into post secondary institutions all over the country. Coach Tandy has young men playing at USC, U of M, Florida State and Tennessee State.
The Cubs organization will have six young men playing for the Michigan State Spartans in the fall of 2009.
Fred Miller – Livonia Falcons-Livonia Junior Athletic
Fred Miller - Current Head Coach for the Livonia Falcons.
Fred Miller is going into his 40th year of coaching the Livonia Junior Athletic League. Fred has achieved a very impressive record over the years. Coach Miller is described as a
coach that not only gives his players a passion for the game, but also for representing themselves and their community with pride and distinction. He was the recipient of the 2008 Alliance Award from
the Michigan High School Coaches Association. We hope Fred continues to coach for many years to come. Coach Miller is coming off of a 3rd consecutive Super Bowl Championship season
in the Western Lakes Junior Football League.
Coach Nick Sherevan – Warren St. Anne Eagles-Catholic
Coach Nick Sherevan has spent the last 36 years as the Head
Coach of Warren St. Anne. The players whom have played for him have been fortunate enough to have played for such a empowering coach. Coach Nick has dedicated his time to teaching
and coaching the sport he loves. Coach Nick has always been a coach insisting on doing things the right way.
In 2003 Nick Sherevan won the CYO James Coughlin Award and in 2004 he won the Shamrock Award (CYO's highest honor). A Nick Sherevan coached team has played in 12 CYO title games, six
CYO championships and 25 division titles. His record stands at 242 wins, 67 losses, two ties.
Dennis Shubnell-St. Claire Shores St. Joan of Arc
Chargers-Catholic Youth Organization
In 1987 Dennis took the reigns of the St. Joan of Arc football program in St. Clair Shores. In his 20+ years as head coach, the Chargers have won nearly 100 games, two division titles, and made
11 appearances in the Catholic League Prep Bowl. However, it is not winning that Coach Shubnell stresses. It is the fundamentals of the game and unity of a team. He has done his
best to prepare boys for the next level. A husband of thirty years, Dennis has raised three terrific sons, all of whom he
coached, and one beautiful daughter that are the backbone of his life. Players that leave St. Joan of Arc always carry
with them one message Coach Shubnell always stresses: play as hard as you can, for as long as you can.
Jerry Rioux - Livonia St Michael - CYO/St. William
Coach Jerry Rioux has been invloved in youth football for 26 years. He began his coaching career with Livonia Junior Football League, coaching there for one year before moving on to St Michael. His
coaching career at St Michael spanned 24 years. From 1979 - 1983, Coach Rioux was the Junior Varsity Head Coach and compiled a record of 55-1. In 1984, Coach Rioux took over as the Varsity Head Coach
and retired following the 2000 season. In those 17 years, Coach Rioux compiled a record of 129-19 and in the process, won a CYO record 10 City Championships. In 2009, Coach Rioux came out of
retirement to become as Assistant Coach at St William of Walled Lake.
In 1987, Coach Rioux started the first CYO 4th grade team, which laid the groundwork for what has become Freshman teams for many CYO programs.
Upon his retirement, the annual St Michael Lineman award was named in his honor, as it was Coach Rioux's belief that the fundamentals and the teaching of the game and any success that follows, starts
in the trenches. This would become the hallmark of his Championship teams. Coach Rioux just recently enjoyed another trip to the CYO Championship while assisting his son Jeff and won the 2010
Mike Artley - Waterford Our lady of the
Will be coaching his 44th year of football this coming season.
Mike has coached at Our Lady of the Lakes for 22 years. Other coaching stops have been with the Suburban Football league in Walled Lake, Our Lady of Refuge, Walled Lake Western High School, and
Schoolcraft College. Mike was instrumental in originating the Grade School and Middle School Football program at Lakes. Mike has also been actively involved in the High School
Football program. His efforts have generated much interest and increased youthful participation measurably. He has served as mentor to players and coaches alike. Mike was inducted into the Catholic
League Coaches Hall of Fame in 2009. Mike also was awarded the Distinguished Alliance Award for his years of service to Michigan Youth Football by the Michigan High School Football association in
2009 at the Michigan High School All-Star game. Mike graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts. Mike earned his Masters Degree in Organizational Management from
the University of Phoenix. Mike is a member of the Society of Engineers and a certified Lean Professional. Mike was named Booster of the Year at Lakes where he is a Parishioner and also serves on the
Parish Building Committee. Mike and his wife Cathy have 4 siblings – Cathy, Alisa, Jesse, and Michael. Mike also has 11 grand children.
John Dean-Detroit Public School League/PAL
Walt Lodes-President-Northern Rocket Football
League-Comstock Park Bengals
Basketball coaching legend John Wooden once said, “A good banker isn’t careless with
pennies; a good leader isn’t sloppy about details.”
That statement by Coach Wooden sums up Walt Lodes Jr. as a coach and
administrator. He isn’t careless in using his players, always stressing safety and fun, striving to ensure a positive experience for all. His attention to detail has resulted in
a successful dual career as coach of the Comstock Park Bengals youth football team and as President/CEO of the Northern Rocket Football League, Inc. (NRFL).
Coach Lodes began his football coaching career as an assistant with the Bengals in
1977 the first year his son John played. After taking his oldest through six years of youth football he did the same with his youngest son Walter III. Along the way he became
head coach of the Bengals and since that time they have become a consistent presence in area youth football. A head coach for 29 years, 25 of those have been spent coaching 12/14 year-olds
fashioning a 148-24-7 record with 10 unbeaten seasons. He has an overall record, all age groups at the youth level of 160-35-11. His Bengal teams from 1996-2002 compiled a 43
game unbeaten streak that included a league record 38 consecutive wins.
Former players of Coach Lodes have played at 15 different high schools and 51 have
garnered All-City, All-Conference, or All-Area honors with 3 earning All-State recognition. As of 2010, 14 former players have played at the collegiate level.
In 1989 Coach Lodes assumed the directorship of the Northern Rocket Football
League. At that time the NRFL was composed of 11 member areas sporting approximately 750 players. Since that time and under his direction as President/CEO, the NRFL has grown to
35 areas with over 8,500 boys and girls ages 4-14 participating in flag and tackle football and cheer. It is currently the largest independent youth football program in Michigan
(2010). Some of the league’s accomplishments under his leadership include; incorporation as a 501c3 non-profit, initiating a college scholarship fund for former league participants,
establishing a system to do background checks on all league volunteers (the first football youth sports organization in the state to do so), and an identification/badge system for all
coaches. He also led efforts resulting in partnerships with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), USA Football and Detroit Lions Youth Football.
His efforts to establish safe, fun youth football in Western Michigan have resulted
in a 2006 “Detroit Lions Youth Football Teamwork Award” (shared jointly with the Bengals) and being a nominee for the 2007 “ PCA National Awards Program; Double-Goal Coach
Award.” Last April at the USA Football Michigan State Forum, Coach Lodes was selected to represent Michigan as their delegate to the “2010 NFL/USA Football Youth
His efforts on behalf of football were perhaps best summarized by the recognition he
received from the Comstock Park program on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as a coach in 2001. It read in part; “For the time you have spent” “… For the system you
have strengthened” “…For the lives you have changed.”
Tim Lee-Dearborn Divine Child CYO/Brighton Bulldogs
Tim Lee is a graduate of Divine Child where he played on the 1975 State Championship Football
Team. He began his coaching career in 1979 with Divine Child CYO while attending Madonna College.
Coach Lee has 30+ years of coaching football where he enjoyed success with Divine Child CYO, St. Gemma CYO, Northville/Novi Colts Football, and Brighton Youth Football. In his many years
coaching youth football, he teams have earned 8 Prep Bowl appearances, 2 CYO A-Division Titles, 6 CYO semi-final appearances, 2 West Suburban Championships, Brighton Youth League Championship, and a
Super Bowl Championship. Coach Lee was also awarded the Brighton Sportsmanship Award on three different occasions. He also spent time as CYO track coach.
Coach Tim Lee has coached over 1000 players that still share a special connection from 1979 to this past year’s 2010 class. Many of his former players have gone on to play college and pro
football and continue his legacy by coaching. Former players include: Tom Dohring/University of Michigan/KC Chiefs; Mark Montgomery/MSU Basketball/MSU Assistant Head Coach under Tom
Izzo; Cullen Finnerty /Grand valley State University-National Champion(s) Quarterback; and most notably Pat Shurmur, former Divine Child/Michigan State/Stanford/Philadelphia Eagles/St.
Louis Rams (Just named HEAD COACH of the Cleveland Browns)
Coach Lee has two children, Brittany Lee (sophomore) attends Central Michigan University, Patrick Lee (sophomore) attends Divine Child High School