Gerald H. "Jerry" Barr
Year Inducted: 1985
Jerry is one of Port Huron’s all-time great athletes. He was an All-Star in Little League, Pony League, and Babe Ruth League. In 1956, he was the Port Huron area American Legion Player of the Year.
At Washington Junior High, he played on a basketball team that won 58 straight games.
At Port Huron High, Jerry earned three varsity baseball letters and was both Captain and Most Valuable Player his senior year. He also earned two basketball letters.
His star rose even higher at Port Huron Junior College. He was the first PHJC athlete ever to win all League Honors in both basketball and baseball. He captained the basketball team, led the league with a 25.6 per game scoring average, and set a school record by scoring 43 points in a single game.
During the summers, he played for many years on Jimmy Master’s legendary “Cardinals” baseball team and played 24 years of fast-pitch softball, including the 1960 season as 3rd baseman on the Hall of Fame Shoffner’s Class AA State Championship team.
He graduated from Ohio Northern University and began an outstanding coaching career, first at Marlette High and then, for the past 16 years, at Romeo High. His basketball teams have won 7 league championships and three district titles. He has been named Coach of the Year by the Detroit News 3 times and twice by the Macomb Daily. He was chosen Coach of the Year by the Associated Press in 1982 and 1985. His golf and softball teams have won 5 championships.