JAMES LAHMANN will be inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches (MHSCA) Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 17 on the campus of Central Michigan University. The MHSCA was founded on the campus of CMU in 1954, and the Hall of Fame is located in the Student Activities Center on campus.
Lahmann graduated from Owosso High School in 1962, before going on to coach and teach in the Beal, Flushing, and New Lothrop school districts, and coach at Montrose Community Schools. Lahmann retired as a teacher from New Lothrop Public Schools in 2009, though he coached through 2015. Lahmann has coached football, boys and girls basketball, softball, volleyball, track, and baseball.
Lahmann is a member of the Owosso High School Hall of Fame, he has been a New Lothrop Village Council member and New Lothrop Village President, and he is a member of the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was named the 1982 Class C Softball Coach of the Year, the Regional Softball Coach of the Year in 1996, 1997, and 1998; and he was named the Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 1997 and 2002. Additionally, Lahmann led the softball team to a state championship in 1982, and he was an assistant coach for the 2006 football team and the 2014 baseball team that each won state championships.