Mike Torrey has spent his last 33 years at the pool in Zeeland, Michigan. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Ypsilanti Willow Run. On Monday, June 17, Torrey was elected to the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The induction will take place on June 25th in Des Moines, Iowa. His other national honors include National Federation Girls’ Swimming National Coach of the Year in 1998 and the NHSACA National Coach of the Year for Swimming in 2009.
Throughout his career, he has served as President of the Michigan Swimming Coaches Association on two different occasions as well as the President of the Michigan High School Coaches Association. Torrey has already been inducted into the MISCA Hall of Fame as well as the MHSCA Hall of Fame. In 1992, he was awarded the Matt Mann award, a prestigious award from MISCA. Under Torrey, Zeeland has combined to win nine state championships and finish as state runner-up eight times. Torrey also led Zeeland to 28 conference championships and has a dual meet record of 641-189-4. His commitment to the sport has made a lasting impact on hundreds of Zeeland swimmers.