Wayne State College

Kermit Ambrose

Inducted: 1996

Kermit Ambrose, a native of Pierce, was a four-year letter winner on the Wildcat football team from 1929-1932. He was named All-Conference as a center following his junior and senior seasons and was a captain his senior year. During 1934-35, Ambrose helped coach WSC's football, men's basketball and track and field teams. For 38 years, he worked as a teacher and coach iin four different states, including 25 years in Michigan. Ambrose retired in 1967 and was an active track official in the state of Michigan. He served as an official at the NCAA Indoor Championships for 23 years and was the starter at 10 state track championships. In 1995, he was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Michigan High School Athletic Coaches Association and in 1993 was named to the Hall of Fame in the state of Michigan. Ambrose was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 1996.