Moses Lacy

2006 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: Multiple Sports/Coaching

Wife: Janice
Daughter: Sophia Lacy
Granddaughter: India Lacy

Moses came to Flint in 1968 and worked for AC Spark Plug. In 1969 Moses was hired in the Beecher school district as a teacher at Summit Jr. High School. At Summit he was a physical education teacher, coaching football and basketball. In 1974 Moses was moved to Beecher High to teach physical education and to coach football and basketball.

Moses was assistant football coach (lineman) from 1974-1998 and assistant basketball coach from 1974-1978. As assistant basketball coach Beecher had four Big Nine Championships and a Class B state championship. In 1976, Beecher had a record of 27-0. Moses became head coach of Beecher High basketball team in 1978. In fifteen years as head coach, Moses won nine conference championships and two class B state championships. In 1985, 86, 87, 88 and 1990 Moses had a total of 59 straight Big Nine conference wins.

Not everyone agreed with Moses Lacy’s style, but he had the respect of his peers. During his coaching career Moses produced such names as Carl Banks (MSU), Courtney Hawkins (MSU), Joel Thompson (U of M), Taron Burgess (Western), John Wiley (Minnesota), Moses Rison (CMU), and Thadus McFadden (Wisconsin), just to name a few.

Moses is retired and lives in the Flint area. Moses you have made Flint proud, this is truly your night.