SAGINAW COUNTY SPORTS HALL OF FAME

THERON FAGER

CLASS OF 2015



       Theron C. Fager was born February 20, 1912, in Saginaw. He was a standout baseball and football player at Saginaw High School, and went on to play one year of basketball and three years in baseball for Michigan State College from 1933-35. Fager held the stolen base record at Michigan State for decades. After graduation, Fager began a long tenure for the Saginaw Public Schools as a teacher, counselor and a coach at Central Junior High School, where he served for dedicated 40 years, retiring in 1977. He served as the first Knothole Baseball field director for the Saginaw Recreation Department. Fager was elected president of the Saginaw City Baseball Federation in 1950, and also ran the YMCA Boys town basketball programs during the 1950’s. He was a member of the Michigan High School Coaches Association, serving 30 years as an athletic official in basketball, football and baseball. He officiated every Fordney Club Red Feather Football Classic game from the inaugural game in 1953 through 1962. Fager, who received a Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame Award by the Detroit Free Press, was a member of the Michigan State University Varsity Letterman Alumni Club, Michigan Sports Sages, Michigan State Alumni Association, and the Michigan State University Bullpen Club. He served as chairman of Team One Credit Union’s Board of Directors from 1971-91. The Theron and Marion Fager Team One Scholarship was established to honor the Fager’s for their dedication to education and high school sports. Fager passed away January 10, 2002, at the age of 89