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My Town Grand Haven: GHHS announces new varsity football coach

My Town Grand Haven: GHHS announces new varsity football coach

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Grand Haven High School Athletic Director Scott Robertson has confirmed that Interim Grand Haven Buccaneer Varsity Football Coach Jason Duram has been permanently hired as head coach.

"Jason did a great job leading the varsity team during this interim basis," Robertson says. "His passion for student athletes and commitment to developing a successful football program was key in our decision."

Duram, a GHHS social studies teacher, has been on the varsity coaching staff since 2003, before taking over as the interim head coach this past season.

My Town Grand Haven: Search begins for new varsity football coach

My Town Grand Haven: Search begins for new varsity football coach

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Grand Haven High School has begun its internal search for a new varsity football coach.

Current coach Mike Farley announced late last month that he is leaving for a coaching and teaching position in South Effingham High School in Georgia.  

"We are sad to see Mike leave," Grand Haven High School principal Tracy Wilson said.  "At the same time, though, we are very excited for this new opportunity for him and his family."

Farley led the Buccaneers to a 44-32 record during his eight years as varsity coach.  In 2009 and 2010, the team had two of its best back-to-back football seasons in school history, going 17-4.

Hope College to break ground on musical arts center October 23

Hope College to break ground on musical arts center October 23
 

HOLLAND – Hope College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on Wednesday, October 23, at 4 p.m.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The 64,000-square-foot Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts will include two performance venues, classrooms, practice rooms, faculty studios and office space for the department of music.  The facility is being named in honor of Jack H.

Buccaneer Football reserved seating available

Buccaneer Football reserved seating available

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.--Reserved seats for Buccaneer Varsity Football games are now available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ticket prices are $60 per ticket ($35 for senior citizens - age 62 and over) for five games: Aug, 30, Sept. 6, Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Oct. 25. To order your reserved seat(s), please contact Rita Scalici at (616) 850-5120.

Grand Haven High School Awarded 2013 Michigan Exemplary Athletic Program Award

Grand Haven High School Awarded 2013 Michigan Exemplary Athletic Program Award
The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) has awarded Grand Haven High School (GHHS) with the prestigious 2013 Michigan Exemplary Athletic Program Award, which recognizes exemplary programs that model excellence and equity. "We are extremely proud of this recognition," GHHS Athletic Director Robin Bye says. "This award is truly a reflection of dedicated staff, coaches and athletes, along with the support of parents and community members." The MIAAA identifies outstanding athletic programs statewide, and provides a framework to encourage self- assessments of current programs, facilitate best practices and encourage continued improvement. "Grand Haven provides what is best in educationally sound high school athletics," the awards committee states.