Mike Mahlen, the longtime coach, activities director and teacher at Verndale Public Schools, will be inducted into the Mayville State University Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, October 16.
Former Staples-Motley activities director, coach and teacher Norm Card was inducted into the Grand Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame over the weekend.
The SportsCow.com Male Athlete of the Week feature will return in the fall.
The SportsCow.com Female Athlete of the Week is Jordyn Glenz of the Verndale volleyball team.
“It’s still fun.” That was one of the answers Verndale football coach and athletic director Mike Mahlen gave when asked why he’d still want to coach high school football after 47 years. The other answer? The kids.