GH grad Kelly coaches Benzie Central to another state title

Asa Kelly, a 1996 Grand Haven graduate, is piling up the state titles as a head coach at Benzie Central High School. Kelly guided the Benzie Central girls track team to a Division 3 state title on June 4, and this past Saturday, the Huskies were able to collect more hardware after claiming the title at the Division 3 cross country finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Kelly coaches the team along with his wife, Traci. The Huskies tallied 126 points as a team, which beat runner-up Kent City by 20.
Tribune Staff
Nov 11, 2011


Saturday’s cross country title was the 11th in school history. The Huskies started the season ranked No. 1 and finished on top.

“Once you win one of these things, you want to win another,” Kelly told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. “You get that taste in your mouth. It’s such a great feeling and the only way to get that feeling is to win it again.”

Kelly also won state titles as a coach with the Huskies’ boys cross country team in 2010 and with the girls cross country squad in 2009.


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