Longtime Lakeshore H.S. football coach Denny Dock calls it a career


After 33 years as a Michigan head football coach, Denny Dock is calling it a career.

On Friday, Dock officially announced his retirement from football

He has been Lakeshore High School's football coach for the last 26 years and is one of the winningest coaches in Michigan history.

Dock compiled a 263-76 record in his career at Lakeshore, Dowagiac Union and Hartford High Schools, including a 209-64 mark at his final stop.

He won won his fifth and final Regional title at Lakeshore this year, knocking out rival St. Joe on the way.

Most impressive of all, he never had a losing season, not once in 33 years.

Dock is a 1970 graduate of Warsaw High School and coached Lakeshore since 1988, Dowagiac Union from 1984-87 and Hartford from 1981-83.

Dock says he will still coach the Lakeshore softball team, something he's done since 1990 -- winning 6 state championships with those Lancers.