SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Born October 16, 1930, Art McColgan was a talented three-sport

athlete for SS. Peter & Paul High School where he was the

school’s first-ever all-state selection. McColgan played football,

basketball and baseball for the Midgets. The 6-1, 190 pounder

played in three consecutive state championship basketball

games and helped SSPP win the state title in 1947. He was

named to the “one-team” all-state squad in 1947, a team

selected from all four classes. In 1948 he was named to

the all-Valley Parochial League team as the only unanimous choice. The St. Pete’s center and team captain scored 40 points on several occasions and once scored 49 points in a game. McColgan led his team to a 74-2 record in his three varsity seasons - including 52 consecutive victories – while scoring 1,443 points during his stellar cage career. During his senior year, when he scored 548 points in 26 games, he was named all-state by the Detroit Times and Detroit News. McColgan was the Midgets leading scorer in every game during his four years at St. Pete’s. He was also a four-year starter on the football team playing quarterback, halfback and end. He was all-Valley and all-state two seasons and named team captain. During the one season he played baseball he tossed a no-hitter. He attended Michigan State College on a basketball scholarship and earned a freshman letter. He then transferred to Villanova University and played two years. McColgan then continued his dedication to sports as he was a highly-respected athletic official in the Saginaw area. He was a basketball and football official for over 25 years, including officiating several state championship and college contests. He died May 27, 1980, at the age of 49.

CLASS OF 2005

ART MCCOLGAN