Class of 2024

Kim Spalsbury

Grand Ledge High School (1969-1973)

Ran cross country and track & field, serving as capt. of both teams his senior year.

Hope College

Ran Track & Cross Country

Coaching Career

Cross Country & Track Coach at Grand Ledge, Fowler and DeWitt High High Schools. Coached 34 years from 1977 until 2010. He was also a teacher for 30 years (retired in 2007).

Boys Cross Country  – 178-36 (Fowler, 1980-95, Grand Ledge, 1997-2010).

Girls Cross Country  – 123-26 (Fowler, 1980-95).

Combined career record for CC – 19 regional titles, 9 Greater Lansing Titles, 30 top five state meet finishes, 5 state runner-ups, 5 state titles.

Girls Track & Field (Fowler, 1981-1995) – 119-17, 14 regional championships, 15 league titles, 4 state runners-up, 4 state titles.

Boys Track & Field (Grand Ledge, 1998-2009) – 76-13, 4 league titles, 2 regional championships.

Boys Track & Field (DeWitt, 1978) – 1 Regional Championship, 5th in state.


Inducted into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame (2015)

10-time Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) Coach of the Year.

Awarded the MITCA Kermit Ambrose Award and Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010.

Greater Lansing Area Honor Roll Meet of Champions Eddy Award Winner – 1996.

1990 MHSCA Women’s track & field COY & NHSACA natl. nominee, 2005 Men’s CC MHSCA COY & NHSCA natl. Nominee.


Meet director Gr. Lans. Honor Roll Meet of Champs 2003-present, co-meet director Gr. Lansing CC Champ. 1997-present, past president of MITCA & MHSCA, current exec. Sec. of MHSCA, served on MHSAA committees for over 25 years, Mideast CC Meet of Champions coach 13 years, Midwest Meet of Champions head coach 11 yrs. Lions Club 2nd V.P., 3 times Fowler teacher of the yr., CMU Educator Award-1996, Helped co-found and run GL Summer Track program for 25 years, traveled to Europe 8 times with HS track athletes from all over US as coach w/ Intl. Sports Tours.

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