Cloyce Dickerson, Sr.

1998 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Homer and Maple Dickerson
Wife: Deborah
Daughters: Yvonnda and Kendra
Sons: Cloyce Jr., Anzio, Taurice and Kalon

Cloyce grew up on the north side of Flint, where he attended Parkland Elementary, Emerson Junior High, and because of school boundary changes, he graduated from Central High School.

As a child, Cloyce played basketball at the St. John Street Center and Berston Field House.

If school boundary lines had not been changed during his high school years, Cloyce would have played basketball at Northern High School with other great players, such as Gene Summers, Jessie Johnson and John Gillian, just to name a few.

Cloyce made All Saginaw Valley his senior year, scored 100 points in 14 games and ranked number one among Central scorers. He tallied 94 points in nine game for a 10.4 average. His team won the District Championship, where Cloyce scored 25 points.

As a part of the team that won the Junior College Conference Championship, Cloyce scored 19 points and pulled down 21 rebounds to defeat Traverse City, 84 to 76.

Cloyce was known as one of the most respected players in the AA City League and was awarded the AA City League Sportsmanship Award.

He entered the AA.City League as team player for The House of Spencer. He also played for the teams of Julie’s Pawn Shop and Avery’s.

Cloyce is employed at Delphi West where he is a QN Representative and very active in the UAW.

Cloyce is active in his church and the community. He also holds the position of third vice president of the Flint Branch of the NAACP.

Cloyce has been a positive role model for his family and the Flint community.

Congratulations, Cloyce Dickerson, Sr., you have made your mark in Flint history.