Individuals like Pat Brady only come around every so often.

He was an exceptional athlete, a valuable coach, and a caring teacher and counselor. If you’re lucky enough to call Pat Brady a friend, you have a friend for life.

This past June the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame’s board of directors unanimously voted to honor Brady by providing a scholarship in his name. The Pat Brady Community Service Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student-athlete from Saginaw County who unselfishly gave back to the community while participating in athletics and excelling in the classroom.

The scholarship, awarded annually to a college-bound male or female, is for $1,000.

Brady attended St. Andrew High School in Saginaw where he was a three-sport standout and a high school All-American in football. He played on the Bulldogs’ undefeated football teams in 1947, ’48 and ’49.

He received full scholarship offers in football from Notre Dame, Michigan State, South Carolina and Arizona State. Brady would play freshmen football at Michigan State before serving in the United State Navy from 1951-55. He would go on to excel in both football and baseball at Alma College.


Brady spent 30 years in secondary education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, coach (football, baseball and golf) and athletic director. He is one of the founding members of the Hall of Fame and stepped down in 2017 to spend more time with his family in northern Michigan.


2018 Winner

Savannah Baker
​of Frankenmuth High School


2019 Winner

Selvi Ramasamy
​of Heritage High School


2020 Winner

Harmony Endert
Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy


2021 Winner

Nicholas Ehlman
​Nouvel Catholic



For information on how to apply for the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame scholarship,
please contact the Saginaw Community Foundation at (989) 755-0545 or Click Here