Major League Baseball umpire D.J. Reyburn was among a group of five individuals and one team inducted into the DeWitt Athletic Hall of Fame over the weekend.
Patrick Laughlin, Barry Kloenhamer, David Cutler, Dr. David Michael and the 2005 state championship girls golf team joined Reyburn as part of DeWitt’s latest Hall of Fame class.
Reyburn excelled in baseball, football and basketball at DeWitt before going on to Hope College. The 1995 DeWitt graduate made his debut as a MLB umpire in 2008 and was appointed to the league’s umpire staff in 2014.
Laughlin is a former baseball and football standout for the Panthers that went on to play tight end at Eastern Michigan University.
Kloenhamer was a successful cross country and track and field coach at DeWitt, guiding three state championship teams.
Cutler played football, basketball, baseball and ran track at DeWitt and accumulated 16 varsity letters by the time he graduated in 1960. He went on to play football and basketball at Olivet College, and now is universally acclaimed as a key technical mind behind the Microsoft Windows operating system..
Michael was an honorary member of this year’s class and was a mainstay on the sidelines of DeWitt’s football program for 25 years.
The 2005 Panther girls golf team finished nine strokes ahead of Grosse Ile to capture the Division 3 state title. Stephany Fleet was third overall on the individual leaderboard to lead DeWitt, while Trisha McKim placed seventh.
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