Athletic Director -Steve Graetz

Welcome to Benzie Central Athletics

 

 

Steve Graetz is beginning his second year as Director of Athletics and Assistant Principal at Benzie Central Middle School and High School, and his 16th year overall in education.  Prior to his arrival at Benzie Central MS/HS, Graetz served as Elementary Principal at Platte River and Betsie Valley from 2012-2017. He began his career in education as a middle school teacher in Big Rapids and Baldwin.  Mr. Graetz can be reached via Ph. (231) 882-4497 Fax (231) 882-7627 or email graetzs@benzieschools.net.

“Welcome to Benzie Central Athletics!  As you enjoy your experience of attending our athletic events, please keep in mind the true purpose of interscholastic athletic participation.  The wins and losses are secondary to the life lessons that are learned by our student-athletes each day of training and competition.  The values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and discipline translate into successful young men and young women of character later in life.  Please do your part in demonstrating outstanding behavior that will reflect positively on the school district and community.

With your support we can continue to provide our student-athletes with quality educational experiences!  GO HUSKIES!”

COACHES RESOURCES

FALL SPORTS

CROSS COUNTRY

Boys JV & Varsity – Asa Kelly

Girls JV & Varsity – Traci Kelly

Middle School – Michael Hammar

FOOTBALL

 (Benzie Central Gridiron Club bcgic.com)

High School Staff
Butch Adkins
Kyle Cook
Eric Johnston
Jason Katt
Luke Koscielski
Nathan Lane
Scott Lemmen
Geoff Miller
Brian Ross
Dave Yacks
Middle School Staff
Marty Blank
Lori Cota
Mike Jones
Chris Noffsinger
Pop Warner (5/6 Grades)
Scott DeRidder
Bill Ewing
Matt Novogradac
Dave Wenkel
Lee Zylstra
Pop Warner (3/4 Grades)
Matt Gillison
Eric Kohn
Emmett Moore
Kyle Toms
K-6th Grade Flag Staff
High School/Middle School/Pop Staffs and Players and Parents

BOYS SOCCER

Varsity – Scott Barker

Middle School – Aubrey Parker

VOLLEYBALL

Varsity – Madison Lutzke

JV – Corey Bechler

8th Grade – Linda Palmer

7th Grade – Heather Ramirez

SIDELINE CHEER

Varsity-Rebecca Meachum

SPORTS SCHEDULE

Interested in purchasing Athletic Passes?

Interested in volunteering for athletic events?  Working events earns athletic passes.  Please see Katrina Grose in the Athletic office if you would like to join in on the fun.  231-882-4497 Ext. 2222.  GO HUSKIES!

*Coaching Applicants 
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Benzie Central Schools
c/o Steve Graetz, Athletic Director
9300 Homestead Road
Homestead Rd. Benzonia 49616
or email: graetzs@benzieschools.net
MHSAA Transfer Student ByLaws – If you are a student-athlete and thinking about transferring in/out of Benzie Central High School, please note that the rules are changing.  Click on the ByLaws link to read about the changes in HS sports eligibility. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate contacting Athletic Director, Steve Graetz for clarification.

ATHLETIC FORMS & DOCUMENTS

For full packet, please click on the link below

Benzie Central Husky Athletic Packet

Per MHSAA rules and regulations, student-athletes may not practice or receive equipment and/or uniforms until a completed physical examination form and a concussion form are submitted to the HS/MS Office. Physical examinations for the 2018-19 school year must be administered on or after April 15, 2018

Huskies in Action

WINTER SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL

Varsity – VACANT

JV – Kevin Kennedy

Freshman – Andrew Rosa

8th Grade – Chuck Henry

7th Grade – Corey Bechler

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Varsity – Sarah Ross

JV – Jeff Nordbeck

8th Grade – Mark Blazejewski

7th Grade – Corey Bechler

BOYS/GIRLS BOWLING

Chip Fryer

BOYS/GIRLS SKIING

Adam Putney

WRESTLING

Varsity – Josh Lovendusky

JV – Scott Gray

Middle School – Scott Gray

 

SPRING SPORTS

GIRLS SOCCER

V – Aubrey Parker

BOYS GOLF

V – Matt Olson (teacher)

GIRLS SOFTBALL

JV – Mark Wassa

V – Scott Brautigam

BOYS BASEBALL

JV – Rich Gottardo

V – Eric Johnston

BOYS/GIRLS TRACK

Girls – Traci Kelly

Boys – Asa Kelly

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK

Jared Fekete

Ashley Nye

Shane Iverson

Meet Arthur. Arthur Adkins is a certified athletic trainer with Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital – Sports Medicine & Rehab. Arthur is the new athletic trainer for the JV and Varsity sports teams at Benzie Central High School. Take a moment to read his story and all that he has to offer our youth. Arthur, we extend to you our #OneBENZIE welcome!
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