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Former WHS Principal Jack Deming in Holton Hall of Fame

Jack Deming in younger days at Holton.

Former Wayland High School Principal and coach Jack Deming has been inducted into the Holton High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Deming served as a teacher, coach and administrator at Holton High School from 1971 to 1979 and served as principal at Wayland from 1979 until he retired in 2003. He remained as girls’ golf coach for the Lady Wildcats until 2015.

Deming started Holton’s first varsity wrestling program and guided multiple state qualifiers, state champions, and teams that placed at several tournaments including team state finals. In 1975, Coach Deming led his team to a fourth place finish at the team state tournament.

Deming also served as a physical education teacher who encouraged his students to “be willing to try something new and not give up so easily when something starts to get tough.”

Deming worked as a education professor at Grand Valley State University after retiring from Wayland and he guided the Lady Wildcats to an appearance at the Division 2 state golf finals.

Jack Deming (standing) and his prize golf pupil, Ali Martus and her mother, Diane.

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