Former Minnesota Duluth sports information assistant and Michigan Tech sports information director Dave Fischer, now the head media relations guru with USA Hockey, is one of seven new members going into the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies Nov. 7 in Houghton. The Hall of Fame began in 1985.
The 2009 induction class also has football player Don Boldt, hockey player and coach Herb Boxer, women’s basketball player D.J. Evans, cross country and track athlete Chris Klaes, major contributor John Opie and football player and wrestler Ron Ray.
Here are bios for Fischer and Boxer:
Dave Fischer was Michigan Tech’s sports information director for a 17-year span from 1987-2004. He had the added responsibilities of assistant athletic director for the final seven years of his tenure. During his time, Fischer served five years as the information director for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He was also on numerous committees with the College Sports Information Directors of America and had more than 40 publications cited for excellence by CoSIDA. Fischer, who now serves as the director of communications for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo., continues to be a tireless promoter of Michigan Tech and a regular contributor to the Huskies Club.
Herb Boxer turned in a stellar career as a hockey player from 1967-70 and returned as the program’s head coach from 1985-90. The Hancock, Mich., native recorded 37 goals and 36 assists in 97 games, helping the Huskies to one Western Collegiate Hockey Association title and two NCAA Tournament appearances. In 1968, he became the first American-born player taken in the National Hockey League Draft. Boxer was named Tech’s head coach in 1985. His most successful season came in 1987-88, when the Huskies placed fourth in the WCHA and he was named WCHA Coach of the Year. Boxer currently works for Cook Systems International in Memphis, Tenn.