John Parfitt
John Parfitt

Baseball and basketball

Inducted in 2000

A two-sport standout for Central Michigan from 1947-50, John excelled in basketball and baseball for the Chippewas ... he led CMU to records of 17-6, 17-3, 15-1 and 11-5 in four years as a guard on the basketball team ... John was captain for two seasons and high scorer twice whose strength was as a floor leader and passer ... he was a three-year starter at short in baseball, leading Central to a 24-11 record ... he earned CMU's prestigious Robert Carlson Memorial Award as the top scholar/athlete in 1950 and was one of four seniors to receive the Chippewa Award ... product of Fulton High, John was the superintendent of the Breckenridge Public Schools after leaving Central ... brother of former CMU basketball coach and Hall of Famer, Dick Parfitt, John is deceased.

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