Randy Shagena - Baseball
Year Inducted: 2015
Randy Shagena was born and raised in Port Huron. He graduated from Port Huron Northern in 1990 and Aquinas College in 1994. He currently is a mathematics teacher and coach at Marine City High School.
Shagena and his wife, Alycia, have three daughters - Riley, Alley and McKenzie. With his playing days over, Shagena spends most of his time coaching at the high school and recreation level.
Shagena coaches the varsity girls cross-country team at MCHS. He has led the Mariners to a league championship 12 out of the past 15 years, a regional championship and nine appearances at the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals. He coaches his oldest daughter, Riley in travel softball and basketball. He coaches his middle daughter, Ally, in travel softball, and hopes to soon start with his youngest, McKenzie.
While at Northern, Shagena excelled in hockey and baseball, playing on varsity for three years. He was elected captain both his junior and senior year in hockey, along with his senior year in baseball. Shagena, an all-stater as a senior, left the Northern hockey program with the record in single season scoring, assist, and total points along with plus-minus record. He also was the career record holder for scoring, assists, and total points.
Shagena was just as dominating on the baseball diamond. At the time of his graduation, he held the record for most home runes, total bases, extra base hits, and most RBIs in a season. He had zero strikeouts his junior year. For this performance as a senior, he was chosen the most valuable player of the Eastern Michigan League and played in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game at Tiger Stadium.
Following his prep career, Shagena decided to concentrate on baseball and headed to Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. He holds the record for most saves in a season and saves in a career along with the most games played. The four-year varsity member was elected team captain as a senior and earned NAIA All-American honors with a batting average of over .400.
Shagena, who was selected one of the area's Top 50 athletes by the Times Herald, was drafted to play professional baseball by the Florida Marlins where he spent one season playing Class A ball for the Elmira Pioneers.