SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME



  Ron Vondette began his storied basketball

coaching career in Carrollton in 1960 at the junior high level.

In 1965 he was named the varsity coach at the high school

and held that position until 1994 (27 years). Along the way he

racked up an impressive 425-164 record, 20 league

championships, seven district titles, four regional titles, and his

1969-70 Cavalier team was the Class B runner-up, losing the

final championship game to River Rouge. Vondette, who also

coached golf, girl's basketball and softball at Carrollton, would

go on to coach men's basketball at Delta College for five years

where he was 72-63 with one league championship and one state championship runner-up finish.

He was the first director and co-founder of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and was an Executive Director of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan for 20 years. He was an excellent fastpitch softball pitcher and also played recreation basketball and football. Vondette, who conducted a number of All-American basketball camps, was inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan's Hall of Fame in 1990.

CLASS OF 2011

RON VONDETTE