Charles R. "Charlie" Ingram

Year Inducted: 2012

Charles R. “Charlie” Ingram was born in Port Huron on December 20, 1944.  While growing up he participated in all sports.   As a sophomore at Port Huron High School, Charlie was a starter on the 1960-61 basketball team helping lead the team to a share of the Eastern Michigan League Championship.   In his junior year, Charlie led the team to the Class “A” District tournament and was named to the Detroit Free Press Class “A” 5th Team All-State.  He was named 2nd Team All-State his senior year as well as 1st Team All-Area.   Charlie also played football for PHHS as well as baseball where he lettered all three years.

Charlie held the PHHS single game scoring record for many years with 34 points against Roseville on March 6, 1962.   During his high school career he scored 972 points averaging 23.25 points per game, had 485 rebounds and was credited with 80 assists.   Long-time PHHS basketball coach, Reed Laughlin called Charlie “one of the finest players in my 16 year history”.  Hal Schram, Detroit Free Press Sports Editor in the 1960’s selected Charlie as Prep of the Week in a February 25, 1963 column which began “It has been through personal effort and sacrifice that Charles Ingram has become one of the great basketball players in Port Huron High history.”

After graduation Charlie received 48 basketball, three baseball and two football scholarship offers.   He selected Eastern Kentucky University where he was red-shirted his freshman year and was a starter his sophomore year.   Unfortunately, during that year, Charlie was injured in a pedestrian-automobile accident, ending his college basketball career.