Wayne State College

Carlyle Garvin

Inducted: 2009

The Garvin family has been long-time supporters of Wayne State College. Carlyle was a member of the 1939 Wayne State College football team and later founded Wayne Sporting Goods in Wayne in 1958.For many years, Carlyle officiated the Wayne State College spring football game and Wildcat alumni basketball games. In the 1970's when Wayne State women's sports were still club sports, Garvin would buy the gas while local businessman Roy Coryell provided vehicles to transport Wayne State women's teams on road trips. Garvin also provided jobs for WSC student athletes in the summer and paid for coaches' clinics throughout the school year.