George Dedrick (Posthumously)

2010 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee
Category: Coaching

Wife: Alison
Daughters: Rebecca Dedrick Williams, Rechel Dedrick Williams

George was a 1970 graduate of Langston University and came to Flint in 1973 as an assistant coach at Flint Northern until 1976. In 1977, George began coaching football at Flint Northern under the leadership of head coach Randy Johnson. In 1978, he became co-head coach of the Flint Northern girls track team with Al Sigman.

In 1980, George became head coach for the Flint Northern girls track team. During his tenure at Flint Northern, his track team dominance was considered a dynasty. He had undefeated dual meet seasons from 1978 through 1983, winning 99 consecutive meets and in 41 of those meets the team scored over 100 points.

During his reign as head coach at Northern his many accomplishements included champions of the Ferris State Invitational 1980-82 and 1984; champions of the Spartan Relays 1979-83 and 1987; champions of the Central Michigan Invitational 1979; Flint City champions in 1978, 1983 and 1987; Mott Relay champions 1978, 1983 and 1987; Valley Meet champions 1978-83 and 1987; place third at the 1987 State meet; State runner-up in 1978 and 1982; State Champions in 1979-81 and 1983.

George was awarded Coach of the Year by the following organizations: Michigan Interscholastic Track Coach Association (1979-84); Detroit Free Press (1981); Michigan State Spartan Alumni (1982); Mid-West Region 4 (1981); National Coach of the Year Nominee (1981).

George continued coaching at Flint Northern through 1987. This year marks the 10th year of George’s passing. His wife Alison lives in the Flint area.