Rename a Dearborn Heights baseball field after Chris Vangoss

Rename a Dearborn Heights baseball field after Chris Vangoss

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Why this petition matters

Started by Andrea Ward

Chris Vangoss passed away at the age of 70 on Friday, February 4th, 2022. He was an inspiration to many being a teacher for 30 years and coaching for 50 years. He was a lifetime Dearborn Heights resident, growing up and living in Dearborn Heights his entire life.

He started his career at Dearborn Heights recreation as the sport coordinator (1969-1979). He was employee of the year in 1972. 

He was the Varsity Head Baseball Coach at Crestwood high school (1978-1980) where they won a League Championship (1980).

He coached the 1980 state champion Dearborn Heights travel ball team that had Crestwood’s own Gary Wayne. Gary Wayne played in the MLB in (1989-1994).

Chris Vangoss was also a local part time MLB scout (1986-2007) for Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago White Sox.

 He was the president for Little Caesar Baseball Associated for 21 years (1986-2007).

In 2003, Chris Vangoss was inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame for Baseball.

On top of all this, Chris Vangoss was a math/social studies/science teacher for 30 years. He always emphasized the importance of education. He graduated from Lowrey High School in 1969. He also had a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Chris Vangoss was married to his wife for 44 years and had 3 children that graduated from college and all playing college sports. All grew up in Dearborn Heights and attended Annapolis High School.

Chris Vangoss is an inspiration to coaching, and teaching. He should be honored for all of his devotement to youth baseball and sports in Dearborn Heights. Please sign this to petition to honor Chris Vangoss’ legacy in Dearborn Heights.

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