Bulldog Hall of Fame
Walt Piggott
Baseball Coach, 1969-83

Piggott, who served 15 years as head baseball coach, posted a 295-218-2 overall record. He guided the Bulldogs to four GLIAC and four NAIA District 23 championships while garnering District 23 Coach of the Year honors in 1972-73 and GLIAC Coach of the Year laurels in 1983. Piggott, who was also an assistant coach to Judd Folske for two years, was an assistant football (1962-68) and assistant basketball (1962-69) coach during his 27-year FSU tenure. Walt was named Ferris baseball's "Honorary Fan" for the 1986 season.

A native of Benton Harbor, Piggott tutored FSU baseball All-Americans Terry Kirkpatrick and Joe Compton. He was also an associate professor of health and physical education at Ferris. Piggott was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state basketball player in high school and the catcher for Western Michigan University’s 1950 Mid-American Conference champions. A Navy veteran of World War II, Walt is active in the First United Methodist Church and served on Habitat for Humanity committees from 1993-96.

Walt Piggott
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