CLASS OF 2010
Marco Marcet was an outstanding athlete
at Flint Technical High School where he participated in
two sports (1941-43). Marcet became the first high
school player from Flint to shoot a basketball one-handed
and he was team captain in both basketball and baseball
three straight years. His basketball scoring records lasted
10 years. After serving in the Air Force during World War II,
Marcet returned to Flint and played on Weller’s Service
state championship fast pitch softball team in 1946.
He graduated from Central Michigan in 1950 and took
teaching jobs in Kingsley and Manton before accepting a position in Frankenmuth. In 1954 he started the Eagles’ athletic programs from scratch and served as the school’s first athletic director, basketball and baseball coach. Marcet served as a business teacher for 40 years and taught driver’s training for 20. He was athletic director for 34 years and served as his own secretary. He was instrumental in helping form the Thumb “B” and Tri-Valley conferences. Marcet was just the second athletic director from Saginaw County to receive the Charles E. Forsythe Award from the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the MHSAA’s highest honor. Frankenmuth’s new baseball field is named in his honor, as well as an annual track and field meet. He has been inducted into the Frankenmuth Softball/Baseball and the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame twice; in 2003 as a team member and 2005 as an individual. In 1979 he was awarded the Thumb Sports Leader Award and in 1994 he received the Thumb Friend of Youth Award Hall of Fame. In ’96 he was honored by the Bavarian Inn Motor Lodge by name a room (1318) in his honor. Marcet coached American Legion and Connie Mack baseball for many years in both Saginaw and Flint. He hosted/directed 29 MHSAA state district and regional tournaments where a total of 101 games were played. He continues to volunteer his time assisting at the school’s various athletic events.
SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME