Phil Ziesemer photo
Phil Ziesemer photo
MHS head football coach Nick Sturm will be honored when six individuals along with the 1965 NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship team join the Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony on campus on November 7. Sturm was a stand-out linebacker for the football team.
“It’s an honor,” Sturm said. “I had a great experience. I loved the school and the people I worked with. There’s a long history of high-quality individuals that went there and I’m proud to be a part of that. 
“It’s kind of neat getting inducted along with the man who coached me (Bernie Anderson), who was a long-time coach, and also my roommate (Alex Kowalski), who was our quarterback. He called me just after I got the call from the university, we were pretty excited to hear that we would be inducted together.”
According to his Michigan Tech Hall of Fame bio: 
‘Nick Sturm is the leading tackler in the history of Michigan Tech football. Between 1995 and 1999, the linebacker notched 405 tackles with 214 solos and 191 assists. Only five players in Huskies history have reached the 300-tackle plateau. Sturm gained All-America status in 1998 after a 104-tackle season. He was twice named all-conference including an All-GLIAC First Team nod in 1999 when he also gained all-region First Team laurels. The Rhinelander, Wis., native earned the Fred Baird Memorial Award as the team’s top defensive player three times (1996, 1998 and 1999). He also gained the Alan Bovard Award as team MVP in 1999. No other defensive player has won the honor since.’