Bulldog Hall of Fame
Norm Bennett
Golf and Track Coach, 1956-71

Bennett served as head track coach from 1956 to 1971, leading the Bulldogs to three undefeated seasons and never having a losing year. He originated the Ferris Invitational track meet in 1959 by inviting some of the top collegiate track squads from Michigan and nearby states. His teams won the meet in 1960 and from 1962-64. Bennett coached All-American Corey Bouyer to a NAIA record in the 440-yard intermediate hurdles and three All-American awards and led Ferris to undefeated track campaigns in 1960, 1961 and 1968. An ex-Marine that fought at Guadalcanal during World War II, Bennett also served as an assistant football coach and athletic trainer. The Detroit native later directed the building of FSU's Katke Golf Course and Ice Arena, serving as manager of both facilities. He was instrumental is forming the nation's first Professional Golf Management program at FSU. His late wife, Helen, also taught at Ferris.

Norm Bennett
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