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Munising native Frank Hamilla wins 400th high school boys basketball game downstate

Frank Hamilla

BOYNE FALLS — A Munising High School graduate and former Mustangs basketball coach recently reached a career milestone while coaching in the Lower Peninsula.

Frank Hamilla, a 1980 graduate of MHS, earned his 400th boys varsity victory while coaching at Boyne Falls on Jan. 16. The Loggers won at Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian 45-30 to improve their record to 5-2, which has since become 6-3 to bring his career record to 401-179.

He has won six conference championships and eight district crowns since beginning his coaching career at Munising in the 1986-87 season, when the Mustangs went 9-10.

He moved on to Boyne Falls, then went to Gaylord before coming back to Boyne Falls. He was 102-91 at Gaylord and has a current record of 290-177 at Boyne Falls.

The MHSAA Division 4 Loggers have a game at Alanson on Wednesday.