Football, Basketball & Tennis, 1946-50
A three-sport standout, Carney played varsity football, basketball and tennis as a Bulldog student-athlete from 1946-50. He earned three varsity football and basketball letters besides four in tennis. Carney, who registered 25 points for the Ferris basketball team in the 1948-49 season, was the assistant captain of the 1948 Bulldog tennis team. He totaled two touchdowns on the gridiron as Ferris went 4-3-2 under head football coach Robert Sherman in 1946 to rank third among the squad's leaders in total points. After college, Carney worked in the city management field as a director of personnel and labor relations. He also served on the board of directors for the Michigan City Managers Association and founded the Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association. Carney, who received an outstanding service award from the Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association, also was presented a Michigan Senate Resolution on behalf of the Michigan Legislature in 1981 for outstanding and exemplary service to municipal government. A Wausau, Wis., native, Carney earned a bachelor's of science degree from Ferris and an associate's degree in labor law from Wayne State in 1972. He resided in Newberry, Fla., along with his wife, Ruth, prior to his death in September of 2004.