Grand Hotel Guest of Honor

In a shift from past weekends at the Grand, we wanted to host both a women's and a men's head coach this summer. 

We announced earlier this year that former Michigan Volleyball Coach, Sandy Vong, would be a Guest of Honor at the Grand Hotel this summer.  The M Club was thrilled to host Coach Vong and spotlight a true pioneer in Michigan Varsity Athletics.  He was Michigan's first head coach of the volleyball program, serving from 1973-1983, and his 1981 team captured Michigan's first Big Ten Volleyball Championship. 

The M Club also extended an invitation to current Michigan Baseball Coach Erik Bakich.   We thought he would be a great complement to Coach Vong, and the former head coach and current head coach would provide great contrast and content for the weekend.  Then COVID-19 appeared and shifted everyone's lives.  Coach Vong does not feel comfortable committing to a weekend of travel this summer, and we completely understand.  

We are moving forward with the traditional Letterwinners Weekend at the Grand Hotel with Coach Erik Bakich.  Coach Bakich is Michigan's 19th head Baseball Coach, and 7 seasons in was named the 2019 NCBWA Coach of the Year.  His 2019 squad was the NCAA runner-up after starting the CWS unseeded and the story behind that season will be worth the admission for the weekend. 

Come join us July 24-26 2020 at the Grand Hotel and celebrate Michigan's first Varsity program with it's current head coach.  


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