Michigan high school coaching legend Smokey Boyd dies
To the Michigan high school basketball and football community, Leo “Smokey” Boyd is a legend. He was the first high school football coach in the state to win 300 games, reaching the milestone in 1997. They understood that, and they were committed to him.”Nouvel coach Smokey Boyd cheers on his team, including No. He never tried to be anything other than himself.”Leo "Smokey" Boyd and his wife, Betty, spend a quiet evening at home in 1975. “He had this great, great faith,” Meter said.mlive.com
Coach sale: Up to 50% off accessories, clothes and shoes
Stock your wardrobe essentials and save during Coach’s 50% off sale. Save on signature branded accessories, apparel, and shoes. Find deals on platform shoes, comfortable sandals, polo shirts, joggers, sunglasses, and more. Save on soft terry cloth platform shoes, a denim jacket or a signature baseball cap. Discover awesome deals including on elegant Preston watches, sunglasses, and 100% lamb leather jackets at deep discount prices.mlive.com
Coach’s 50% off sale: Get popular totes, handbags, wallets at half price
If you love the classic style of Coach totes, handbags and clutches or even the fun, whimsical designs on some of the big brand’s newer wallets, mini backpacks and accessories, you’re not going to want to miss this 50% off sale. And a special “almost gone” sale includes some of Coach’s most popular styles. No special code is needed - just browse the sale items and find a few new favorites you can’t live without. Coach's 50% off "almost gone" sale includes these shoes, top left, Citysole mid-top sneaker in blue fin; top right, Kit sandal in chalk; bottom right, Espadrille in canary; and bottom left, Udele sport slide in floral print. Shop 50% off within these categories:Shop “Almost Gone” popular stylesShop BagsShop Wallets and WristletsShop ShoesShop ClothesShop AccessoriesShop for Menmlive.com
Coach Sale: handbags, wallets and totes up to 50% off
Now is the perfect time to save up to 50% on all sorts of famous designer Coach hand bags, wallets and totes. Look good in the latest trends and luxury accessories designed by Coach while you enjoy incredible savings. Take advantage of 50% savings on ultra soft leather tote bags or smooth pebble leather wallets. Get creative and snag the stylish willow camera bag or enjoy incredible savings on signature vintage floral prints. Experience the versatility of a Noa Pop Up Messenger travel bag with a detachable strap “that converts from shoulder bag to crossbody to clutch to wallet” to upgrade your summer handbag accessories.mlive.com
Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th clearance sale: Up to 75% off select designer brands
Save up to 75% off your favorite designer brands and fashions with Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th’s huge clearance sale. Shop now for apparel and accessories from famous designer name brands such as Giorgio Armani, Coach, and Cole Haan. Your image is important, and with this sale you get the same quality and brand-name purchases for 75% less. Plus get an extra 10% off at checkout on certain clearance items. Dalmatian-Print Dog Bandana & Scrunchie 2-Piece Set Price reduced from $26 to $7.99 (69% OFF)Velda Raglan Funnel-Neck Pullover Price reduced from $96 to $29.99 (68% OFF)Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette Price reduced from $49 to $29.99 (38% OFF)LEA & VIOLA Price reduced from $90 to $19.99 (77% OFF)Idôle Eau de Parfum Price reduced from $123 to $74.99 (39% OFF)ANTHONY JACOBS Stainless Steel Link Bracelet Price reduced from $120 to $43.99 (63% OFF)mlive.com
Disney X Coach collection celebrates magical 50-year anniversary with purses, totes, wallets
Disney X Coach collection items are a little bit of magic with a lot of style. Coach’s new arrival Disney X Coach collection celebrates Disney’s 50-year anniversary with style, luxury, leather and magic. Disney X Coach collection is fun and fashion. Check out more Coach Disney X products you may want to purchase:Bags and TotesDisney X Coach Rogue 25 With Mickey Mouse And Minnie Mouse MotifDisney X Coach Swinger Bag In Signature Textile Jacquard With Mickey Mouse And Friends EmbroideryDisney X Coach Field Tote With Walt Disney World MotifThis Disney X Coach Accordion Zip Wallet With Patches is selling for just $275. (Coach photo)Wallets, Wristlets, Backpacks and moreDisney X Coach Accordion Zip Wallet With PatchesDisney X Coach Mickey Mouse Coin CaseDisney X Coach Touring Mickey Mouse Bag CharmDisney X Coach Card Case In Signature Textile Jacquard With Castle EmbroideryDisney X Coach Kitt Messenger Crossbody With PatchesDisney X Coach Small Wristlet With Walt Disney World MotifDisney X Coach Sport Slide In Signature Textile Jacquard With Mickey Mouse EmbroideryDisney X Coach Accordion Zip Wallet In Signature Textile Jacquard With Mickey Mouse And Friends EmbroideryDisney X Coach League Belt Bag In Signature Textile Jacquard With Mickey Mouse And Friends EmbroideryDisney X Coach Charter Backpack With Walt Disney World Motifmlive.com
Players interrupt coach’s speech, surprise him with Hustle Award
“And that’s what it’s all about.”On Monday, in a show admiration, the Falcons presented Weiler with the team’s weekly Hustle Award. “Obviously, I’ve been through some ups and downs in my time as coach,” Weiler said. Following that motif, he instituted the Hustle Award this season and has presented it to one of his players at the start of each week. “I was about to give my speech and Quinn grabbed the award,” Weiler said. “I got on our group chat and said ‘Hey guys, how would you feel about giving the Hustle Award to Coach?’ And they were all for it,” Courtemanche said.mlive.com
Winning helps Bay City Western turn coach’s frown upside down
MIDLAND, MI – The Bay City Western boys basketball players may have noticed that practice is a little more grueling of late. “Sometimes I push the guys hard and my communication may be intense, but it is for this reason,” Walker said. Behind a 21-point performance from Kaeson Frost, Western battled back to take a 43-41 lead into the fourth quarter. Western stood tall in the decisive final frame, highlighted by Gage Coonan’s 11-point spree, to pull out the win. With the win, Walker gave the green light for the team’s Sunday Funday, where practice is augmented by dodgeball, cornhole and other fun diversions.mlive.com
Coach Outlet has early Black Friday deals, huge savings on totes, bags, wallets and gift sets
Early shoppers at Coach Outlet are getting some incredible deals in the lead-up to the traditional holiday gift-buying season. The retailer known for its chic bags and apparel is offering Early Black Friday deals that come with savings up to 70% off regular prices. Included in this Early Black Friday event are some of Coach’s most well-known styles, like its large totes, shoulder bags, small purses and even wallets and card-size wristlets. Here are some of the highlights:Classic StylesGallery Tote: Was $328, now $98.40 (70% off)Boxed Anna Foldover Clutch Crossbody And Card Case Set In Blocked Signature Canvas: Was $298, now $89.40 (70% off)Camera Bag With Horse And Carriage Dot Print: Was $328, now $98.40 (70% off)Kleo Crossbody Bag: Was $328, now $98.40 (70% off)Horse And Carriage Tote: Was $328, now $98.40 (70% off)Zip Top Tote: Was $278, now $83.40 (70% off)Kleo Carryall, Was $450, now $135 (70% off)Mollie Tote: Was $378, now $113.40 (70% off)Marlon Hobo In Signature Canvas Photo courtesy of Coach Outlet (used with permission)Best Budget GiftsAttachment Card Case: Was $108, now $43.20 (60% off)Corner Zip Wristlet in a gift box: Was $128, now $38.40 (70% off)Corner Zip Wristlet: Was $78, now $31.20 (60% off)Cosmetic Case 17 With Puffy Linear Quilting, Was $128, now $51.20 (60% off)Id Lanyard In Signature Canvas: Was $68, now $27.20 (60% off)Bags and accessories are on sale at the Coach Outlet.Coach OutletGift-Perfect SetsBoxed Large Jewelry Box And Earrings Set In Signature Canvas With Evergreen Floral Print: Was $198, now $59.40 (70% off)Boxed Mini Boxy Cosmetic Case And Hair Ties Set In Signature Canvas With Disco Patches: Was $198, now $59.40 (70% off)Boxed Tech Organizer And Wireless Earbud Bag Charm Set In Signature Canvas With Evergreen Floral Print: Was $198, now $59.40 (70% off)mlive.com
MHSAA high school football playoff brackets, with second-round times, dates, locations
A look at the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs for the 2021 season, with first-round results and second-round pairings. Here are the brackets for each 11-player football and eight-player football division, showing the road to the state finals. *Home team11-PLAYER FOOTBALL8-PLAYER FOOTBALLRELATED READINGCoach’s watchful eyes never missed a detail in 47-year Hall of Fame careerLike his father before him, Terry Smith follows destiny to Hall of FameMystery kicker boots it through the rain, through the uprights in win for the agesmlive.com
Coach 50% off sale, save on apparel, bags, shoes
Coach is offering up to 50% off high-quality apparel, bags, accessories, and more. Featuring online exclusives and fashionable favorites, this Coach sale is the perfect excuse to add new staples to your fall wardrobe. Their legacy of craft and care is echoed in timeless classics and bold statement pieces. Since their founding in 1941, Coach has developed an identity around community and authenticity. See below for some of our favorites from this Coach 50% off sale.mlive.com
Shop Coach Outlet’s “Just Reduced” sales on classic bags, totes and more
Coach Outlet’s “Just Reduced” section features fresh price-drops on premium Coach products. Great deals on shoes, bags, accessories, and more await you on the Coach website. These Coach Outlet products offer the perfect opportunity to treat yourself without breaking the bank. See below to check out some of our top picks from Coach Outlet’s “Just Reduced” sale. Coach believes in living authentically, building a legacy of products stitched together with optimism, cleverness, and practicality.mlive.com
Jim Brandstatter defends Bo Schembechler amid claims he knew about U-M doctor’s abuse
Jim Brandstatter, the Michigan football play-by-play announcer is defending Bo Schembechler against allegations that the late Michigan football coach knew about athletes being sexually abused by Dr. Robert Anderson.
AFC Ann Arbor, local organizations launch new community youth program in Ypsilanti
Association Football Club Ann Arbor and Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper, in partnership with the Hart & Tay Train Foundation, the Rob Murphy Foundation and the Mighty Oak Project, have launched a new community youth program called CLR Academy.
Mentoring two generations of Loy Norrix soccer players ‘one of the best moments’ for state champ coach
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix pulls of a big 2-1 Senior Night win over Mattawan thanks in large part to this PK save from freshman Ella Stangl in the final minutes. - Kalamazoo Loy Norrix’s Samantha Shaffer controls the ball during a girls soccer game against Mattawan on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Loy Norrix High School. Patrick Nothaft | MLive.comPatrick Nothaft | MLive.comThough Dianne missed her 1991 senior soccer season at Loy Norrix with a broken leg, she remembers having similarly positive experiences with Forrester as her coach. “I played for him all four of my years at Loy Norrix on the varsity team, and I loved it; I had a blast,” Dianne said. Forrester then moved east to take over the Ann Arbor Huron girls program, before accepting a position as an assistant with the University of Michigan women’s soccer team.mlive.com
Strong sales from Tapestry, Lee maker show clothing rebound
Strong sales results from Coach's parent as well as from the maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans offer the latest evidence that shoppers' spending on fashion and accessories is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. Tapestry Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter results that beat Wall Street estimates as spending on luxury goods rebounded from a deep malaise last year. “While the environment remains volatile, we see encouraging signs of recovery as vaccination efforts progress, resulting in increased consumer confidence, strong demand for our categories, and improving in-store traffic trends,” said Joanne Crevoiserat, CEO of Tapestry, in a statement.news.yahoo.com
John Glenn alumni honor Jeff Hartt’s 800th win with stories of iconic coach
To reach 800 career victories, the John Glenn baseball coach stood in that third-base box for so many 40-degree games. To commemorate the moment, MLive reached out to several former John Glenn players to share their Jeff Hartt stories. That’s the type of person he is, and it goes well and far beyond the John Glenn stuff. So, I can proudly say, that in my four years of playing for Coach Hartt, Coach Hartt never missed a game. I will definitely remember Coach Hartt for the coach he is on the field, but more importantly the man he is off the field.mlive.com
Coach, Disney team up on apparel, accessories now up to 75% off
Disney and Coach teamed up to create a collection of clothes, purses, wallets and accessories inspired by Disney’s famous princesses and Mickey Mouse. Disney Mickey Mouse X Keith Haring Kisslock Bag. Disney Mickey Mouse X Keith Haring Hoodie. Disney Mickey Mouse X Keith Haring Highline Tote. Disney Mickey Mouse X Keith Haring Luggage Tag.mlive.com
Coach Outlet sale has Spring Steals, clearance bags and more at big savings
If you’re ready for a fresh spring style, Coach Outlet has some amazing “Spring Steals” for online shoppers, with more than 250 items items in their clearance sale. Let’s take a look at some of the bestsellers by category:Coach's North-South Crossbody bag is on sale now. Image courtesy of Coach Outlet. Now $68.40 (70% OFF)The Rowan Satchel from Coach Outlet. Now $68.40 (70% OFF)For more Coach Outlet clearance items at big savings , check here .mlive.com
Former U.S. Olympic gymnastics coach dies by suicide after he was charged with human trafficking and sex crimes
John Geddert, 63, was expected to turn himself in Thursday afternoon. "My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after taking his own life," Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. Geddert coached the 2012 Olympic team to a gold medal, and formerly owned a USA Gymnastics club in Michigan. John Geddert seen in 2012. Sarah Klein, a gymnast who said she trained with Geddert for more than 10 years, said, "John Geddert's escape from justice by committing suicide is traumatizing beyond words.cbsnews.com
Eastern Michigan University to rename College of Engineering and Technology after philanthropic alumni group
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University announced it will be renaming its engineering and technology college in recognition of alumni group GameAbove, which has donated a total of $20 million toward student- and faculty-based initiatives over the past 15 months. The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology name will go into effect on March 1. “The College of Engineering and Technology has a strong reputation. We greatly value GameAbove’s exceptional support of Eastern Michigan University students and faculty.”AdDean of the College of Engineering and Technology, Mohamad Qatu, said the group’s support has helped to “dramatically accelerate” the school’s ability to serve its students. To see the undergraduate and graduate level programs EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology currently offers, click here.
Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock takes over at U of Saskatchewan
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)SASKATOON, SK – Mike Babcock, the former NHL coach who directed the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup title and Canada to two Olympic medals, is taking over the University of Saskatchewan hockey team. The Huskies announced Saturday that Babcock will lead the team on a full-time volunteer basis for the next two seasons. Babcock, a Saskatoon native and former Huskies player, replaces Dave Adolph, who announced his retirement on Dec. 7 after 27 years coaching Saskatchewan. Babcock joins the Huskies after spending the past 17 seasons in the NHL, including guiding the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup championship in 2008. Babcock was fired 23 games into the 2019-20 season, his fifth with the Maple Leafs.
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan launches Spring 2021 season
(Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan)Girls on the Run Spring 2021 programming will practice enhanced safety measures due to the pandemic. ANN ARBOR – Registration will be opening soon for Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan’s spring season. This will be the organization’s 19th spring season, and its purpose goes far beyond running. Virtual programming will be available for the Spring 2021 season. (Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan)The program begins the week of March 22 and lasts eight weeks.
Donnie Kirksey, Chicago basketball legend, dies at 57 of complications related to COVID-19
“Whether it was kids, a coach that needed something for their kids or the coach needed something for personal reasons, you could count on him to get involved and try to help you out where he could,” Carter said, adding that losing Kirksey was “like taking a little chink out of the armor” of local coaching associations.chicagotribune.com
‘He meant everything’: The profound legacy of a small-town swim coach felled by COVID-19
“He was probably the first coach to show me that the sport could be very challenging, but at the same time I could always have fun and be goofy,” said Danielle Tansel, who grew up in Galesburg and became a swim coach herself. “The sport didn’t have to be just one or the other. I think that’s probably the biggest lesson that I took away from him.”chicagotribune.com
Detroit Lions fire special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced Monday the team fired special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs. The Detroit Lions announced today that Brayden Coombs has been relieved of his duties as Special Teams Coordinator. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 21, 2020Coombs joined the Lions this year. General manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia were fired after the Thanksgiving game loss. Reports: Lions to interview Thomas Dimitroff, Louis Riddick for GM jobMore: Detroit Lions news
Need some holiday gift ideas? Some suggestions to steer you in the right direction
Morang’s first gift ideas were from Things Remembered, which has all kinds of items you can personalize for a loved one. Morang featured a new Coach tote with tons of space, along with new tags with festive messages. Winters in Michigan make hot beverages a great gift, and Morang said you can find plenty at Taste of Tea. American Eagle has all you need for athleisure, including sweats and leggings for hanging around the house. To hear more about gift ideas, watch the video above.
EX-MSU gymnastics coach sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying to police about Larry Nassar case
INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. Former Michigan State University Gymnastics Coach Kathie Klages was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Tuesday for lying to police in the Larry Nassar case. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for denying she knew of Nassars abuse prior to 2016 when survivors started to come forward publicly. She continued to claim she didnt know anything regarding Nassars abuse of girls and young women. But two of those gymnast, who were just teens at the time, said they came to Klages pleading for help. Attorney General Dana Nessel said Klages knew about the abuse and did nothing.
Coach-owner Tapestry beats earnings estimates, but Kate Spade sales are still weak
Kate Spade bags on sale at Macy's in New York. The owner of the Kate Spade and Coach handbag brands on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates, but sales fell short due to weakness at Kate Spade. During the quarter, global same-store sales at Kate Spade dropped 16%, while they were up 1% at Coach. Tapestry has been hurt because its brands including Kate Spade are readily available at off-price shops, thus discouraging consumers to buy those goods at full price. Tapestry, which also owns Stuart Weitzman, has a market cap of about $7.6 billion, compared with Michael Kors' owner Capri Holdings' $5 billion.cnbc.com