Athletic Category – Class of 1927
Steven Sluka, a 1928 graduate of Grand Haven’s Central High School, was selected as an outstanding athlete as well as for his diligent and successful efforts to further girls’ interscholastic sports at a time when it was not mandated and for his many coaching accomplishments.
As a football player, Steve was the best triple-threat player—running, passing, and kicking—ever to take the field for Grand Haven. He also competed in basketball, baseball, and track. His mentor was the legendary Gus Cohrs.
Steve coached the 1960-61-62 baseball teams that won 56 games in a row, a state record that stood for more than 40 years. He was also basketball coach and taught physical education. He has been named “Best of the Bucs” and has been inducted into the Muskegon Sports Hall of Fame.