Carr, Hutchins inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Daily Sports Editor
Published February 23, 2011

Former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr and current Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins were named to the 2011 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, according to a Detroit News report.

The pair of Michigan coaching greats comprise the 55th Hall of Fame class.

The list of inductees includes Carr, Hutchins, running back Jerome Bettis, linebacker Carl Banks, NFL coach Dick LeBeau, Boston Marathon winner Greg Meyer, fast-pitch softball pitcher John Spring and football coach Ron Thompson.

Carr coached the Wolverines to five Big Ten titles, a share of the national championship in 1997, a 122-40 record and 13 bowl appearances during his 13 seasons. He joined the Michigan staff in 1980 under Bo Schembechler and retired after the 2007 season.

Hutchins has compiled more than 1,300 wins in her 26-plus seasons at the helm of the Wolverines, more wins than any other Michigan coach in any other sport. She led Michigan to an NCAA Championship in 2005, and her team has started the 2011 season with an unblemished 10-0 mark.