Korf was the legendary track and field coach at Saginaw High School for 20 years.

His teams won seven Class A state championships in that span, including an unprecedented four in a row from 1946-49.

He died in September of 1969.

One year later, thanks to the efforts of Claude Marsh, Larry Laeding, Ken Gray and Bob Parson, the Herb Korf Track and Field meet was started, with all proceeds going to the Herb Korf Scholarship Fund.

Ken McKinnon of Saginaw High was the first Korf Meet Most Valuable Athlete.

Ironically, his father, K.D. McKinnon, was the first state champion in a long line of many coached by Korf, who also coached football for 15 years at Saginaw High