Men's Basketball, 1971-75
Currently the school's 11th all-time leading scorer, Garner tallied 1,437 points and grabbed 342 career rebounds during his Ferris playing career (1971-75). Now the head men's basketball coach at Davenport College in Grand Rapids, the Niles native established Ferris' single-season free throw percentage record (.859; 61-71) during his senior campaign (1974-75). The captain and four-year starter attained first-team NAIA All-District 23 honors, second-team All-Great Lakes Conference recognition and honorable mention NAIA All-America kudos as a junior (1973-74). He presently ranks seventh in free throw percentage (.780; 142-182), ninth in assists (263) and eighth in made field goals (635) on Ferris' career charts. He holds both the school's fourth-best single-season made field goal mark (243; 1974-75) and eighth-best single-season assists total (139; 1974-75). During his career, Garner sank 635 of 1,342 field goal attempts (.473) and had a career 13.4 points per game average. His best season came in his final campaign (1974-75) as he registered 547 points in 27 contests (20.3 ppg), which ranks as the fifth-best performance by a Bulldog senior class member to date. The Bulldogs posted a remarkable 86-24 (.782) ledger, which included two Great Lakes Conference titles, under head coach Jim Wink during Garner's playing career. Garner led FSU to a 26-4 record, the NAIA District 23 Championship and a national tournament berth during the 1972-73 season. He coached at Reed City High School after a five-season stint as FSU's assistant coach (1990-94) and later moved onto Northwood University in an assistant coaching role. He and his wife, Jodie, have three sons and a daughter.