Sam Terry, 75, was inducted as a coach of youth sports. A father of four boys and one girl, he eventually coached all of them and their teammates at one time or another in youth baseball, football, and basketball, dating back to 1967. His teams won five baseball championships in 10 years in the Taylor Northwest Little League. He guided an undefeated, first-place basketball team at Holland Elementary School. He coached an unbeaten league championship Eagles team in the Taylor Junior Football Club.
And he coached championship teams in basketball, baseball and football at St. Alfred Catholic School. Over a seven-year stretch coaching the Cowboys football team, the boys were 53-7-2, played at the Pontiac Silverdome five times and won 33 games in a row. In 2004, 20 years after he retired from coaching, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Catholic Youth Organization.
Terry currently resides in North Carolina.