MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) Longtime West Michigan high school and current Grand Rapids Community College head coach Tony Annese will be honored by his coaching peers this month. Annese will be inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame March 26th. Other local coaches to be inducted are former Byron Center coach Gasper Giarmo and former Spring Lake coach Leo Rosencrants.
Annese won three state championships with the Muskegon Big Reds in 2004, 2006 and 2008. He was named the state coach of the year by the MHSFCA in 2006. He compiled a career high school coaching record of 213 wins, 49 losses and one tie. Annese also coached at Muskegon Catholic Central, West Ottawa, Jenison, Montrose, and Ann Arbor Pioneer.
The hall of fame induction ceremony will be at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Ann Arbor. New Michigan football coach Brady Hoke will be the guest speaker.