Devon Bradley, LCC
LANSING, Mich. — Michael Ingram, head coach of the Lansing Community College (LCC) Men's Basketball Team, has been selected as an inductee for the 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame.
Ingram has served on the LCC's Men's Basketball coaching staff since 1988 and continues to head an impressive 556-221 record. Ingram was the assistant coach in 1988 when the Men's team won the NJCAA National Championship and has coached his team to four National NJCAA tournament finishes and 19 Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Championships.
"Coach Ingram has been a staple in our program for nearly 30 years—setting a very high standard," said LCC President, Dr. Brent Knight. "His impact in establishing a positive reputation for LCC athletics is immeasurable."
Ingram is a graduate of LCC and Central Michigan University (CMU). He was an All-American player at LCC, played two years at CMU, and played high school basketball with Tony Dungy.
"Of all the coaches I have worked with in the past 20 years, Coach Ingram is the most deserving of such an honor," said Gregory Mallek, athletic director at LCC. "His dedication to the College, community and his student athletes has been second to none."
Ingram was named Region XII Coach of the Year in 1990-91, 2005-06, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and has received the Western Conference Coach of the Year award 19 times. He is active in basketball camps and clinics year-round, including camps for NBA players Magic Johnson, Anthony "Pig" Miller and Slam Dunk Champion, Jason Richardson. Additionally, Ingram hosts Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and recreation basketball tournaments.
"The honor I feel is beyond what words can describe," Ingram said. "I'm just a guy who loves the game of basketball. I got to live my dream here at LCC as a player and a coach. I've worked with great assistants and had great players—I hope they realize their impact on this achievement."