Steve Bender

Profile Updated: February 17, 2019
Residing In: Buchanan, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Amy - just celebrated 40 years baby!
Children: Lauren - age 36 - Albion grad - Works at Whirlpool
Shelly - age 35 - St. Mary's grad - 5th grade More…teacher in Buchanan ad varsity volleyball coach
Ali - age 33 - Lynn University ( Florida)- SMC-Albion- St. Mary's (5 year plan) - married Nov 23 2012 - lives in Cary,NC
Callie- 8 yr. old golden retriever
Occupation: Boys' Tennis Coach @ South Bend Saint Joseph
What are your favorite memories of NHS?

1. Class prank with the car in the courtyard
2. David Howells announcing during the basketball game that Bill Weaver needed 1 more point to break the school scoring record. The opponents started to face guard Bill, and it took a long time for Bill to get that point. Thanks Abbott
3. Toga party at Battle Creek Lakeview
4. Getting a year ahead in Latin - thanks Klostermann
5. Movement Against Social Hypocricy - still viable today
6. Annual spring riots with Messner & Szot getting chased
7. Egg fights
8. Conference tennis champions junior year and Loy Norrix won state
8. Benton Harbor post game riot
9. Jack Young - Jerry French getting all the answers behind his back & threatening to kick us out of NHS
10. Barb Keitzer? She secretly liked the guys!!!

High points of your life since high school?

1. Just celebrated 40 years of marriage
2. State championship in tennis 2003
3. MIAA coach of the year - coaching Saint Mary's girls team (and 2 daughters). A team from our conference (Hope) won the Division 3 national championship that year
4. Albion College Hall of Fame induction 1994 for our 1978 basketball team ( I served as student assistant coach). We finished 3rd in the country.
5. Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame 2011
6. Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2012
7.Buchanan High School Hall of Fame 2014
5. Resigned from Buchanan tennis with 200-16-8 record and headed to South Bend St. Joe for a tougher challenge. 168-24 9 year record
6. 2 time state tennis coach of the year 1995 & 2002
7. 2010 & 2010 & 2016 & 2018 NIC Coach of the year
8. Holy Cross College women's conference coach of the year 2018

How often do you get back to Niles, MI?

1. Bucktown is 5 miles away baby!

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

2. Tom Grathwohl
3. Tim Newsted - Bleacher Bums Baby!
4. Cheryl Frame (Malinowski)

6. Billy Weaver - coached with him for many years

Did you have any nicknames in school? If so, what were they?

1. Benny- thanks to Newsted!
2. Coach B - working world
3. Albendor - middle school
4. stuffy - elementary school
5. Bensted- math formula put together by Bender & Newsted

What do you like to do in your spare time?

1. work out - but you would never guess it
2. bet on sports in Vegas
3. living my entire life in a women's world
4. COACH

Other comments for your classmates:

The Class of 74 has always had immense pride. We need to have a reunion THIS summer! Ignore the listed telephone number - use 269-697-4519 (home) or 269-228-2511 (cell)

Enjoy every day

coachb2003@gmail.com

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Stevie....I am so sad for you....thinking of all the Benders. The heart misses most what it loved best. I know you have lots of wonderful memories of your mom. Marti

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Fighting the rays in Mexico.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Amy, Ali, and I.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:13 AM
OCD to working out.
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My buddy Joe....(Joe the tequila king)
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The family. 4/5
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The Grand Mayan, Nuevo Vallarta.
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Mom and her baby.
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Double fisted.
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The love of my life.