SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Jack B. Tany, a lifelong resident of Saginaw County, attended Zilwaukee Junior High School where he participated in football, basketball, baseball, track and swimming, and Saginaw St. Mary’s Cathedral High School where he played two years of varsity football. After graduating from Central Michigan University where he earned a degree in journalism, he was player/coach for area softball teams Expressway Bar, Plantation Bar and Ancon Tool & Die where his teams won a record 33 consecutive games. He formerly served as sports editor for The Township Times, a position he held for 10 years. In addition, he performed color commentary for prep football and basketball games for five years on radio station WSAM. Tany also wrote and self published the book“Glory, The History of Saginaw County Sports.” He is employed as a Senior Account Executive for Outfront Media, and is a contributing feature writer for Great Lakes Bay Regional Lifeystyle Magazine, while also penning an occasional sports column for The Township Times. One of the original founders of the Hall of Fame, Tany currently serves as Hall of Fame president. He sits on a number of boards throughout the area including the Saginaw Valley Sports Commission, Heroes for Kids, Leadership Alumni Association of Saginaw County, Friends of Hoyt Park, and Saginaw Valley State University’s Cardinal Advisory Board along with the SVSU Athletic Hall of Fame board. Tany was an inaugural member of the Saginaw Old Golds’ Vintage Base Ball team and currently a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge Sacra Famiglia Lodge # 2456 and the Historical Society of Saginaw County, while volunteering his time as an umpire in the Bay City Southwest Little League. He resides in Carrollton Township with sons Sam and Joe.