Going to join his father in the Mecosta County Sports Hall of Fame


BIG RAPIDS – Exactly 20 years ago, Gordy Allers Sr. was inducted into the Mecosta County Sports Hall of Fame.

Twenty years later, in 2021, his son Gordy Allers Jr. will enter the same room.

Allers will be inducted, along with Dave Minkel, Fred Jaeger and Joyce Staffen, at Saturday ceremonies starting at 6:30 p.m. at Hemlock Park.

Allers graduated from Reed City High School in 1986, where he earned seven college letters, three in baseball, and two in basketball and football, and won numerous honors in all conferences and regions.

“I spent three years in varsity baseball so it could have been one of my best sports,” he said. “But I excelled in all three and got seven college letters.”

He graduated in 1991 from Ferris State University with a degree in business administration.

In 1994, Allers began coaching the Morley Stanwood area baseball / softball and football leagues. He spent 15 years coaching baseball and softball and served as chairman and vice-chairman of the league’s board of directors. He coached Rocket Football for seven years and was a high school basketball official for 10 years.

During his coaching career, “winning games and tournaments is great for kids, but as a youth coach you have more fun watching kids grow and develop with each season,” he said. he declared. “They grow in their athletic ability and become really good people and have fun while doing it. This is what training young children is all about.

Allers said he was honored at the County Hall induction.

“My father was inducted a few years ago,” he said. “It’s special to be included in this same group with him and all the others who have been inducted. I have spent over 20 years coaching children in the Morley area and have had great fun coaching the children and watching them develop.

Allers currently lives in the Big Rapids area after being in the Morley Stanwood area. He is involved in sales for Pepsi.

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