Faces of Milan

Steve Porter

Steve Porter
Teacher and Coach

Steven Porter received his BS and MA degree in Math from Eastern Michigan University. He started coaching (swimming) at Milan in 1969 and began teaching Math at Milan High School in the mid 70’s.

Steven’s wife of 42 years, Kim, is also a teacher. She teaches Kindergarten at Ypsilanti-Lincoln. Together, they have two daughters. Kiel is a U of M graduate and works for a Michigan non-profit. She was a Milan High School record holder in the 800 and 1600, and All-State runner in both Track and Cross Country. Kara is a graduate of MSU. She works as a graduate school advisor at the University of Illinois. She was an All-State track runner at Milan High School

In addition to coaching the Milan High School track team, Steven still teaches math and heads the high school Mathematics Department. He also serves as the advisor for the National Honor Society, something he has done for over 40 years.

Member of NAIA National Champion Swim Teams at EMU (69-73).
2013 Girls Cross Country National Coach of the Year (NFHS).
NFHS Midwest Regional Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year 2013
NHSACA National Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year Runner-Up 2014
NHSACA Sectional Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year 2014
MHSCA Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year 1991, 2013
MITCA Michigan Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year 1988, nominee 1986, 87, 2000, and 2004
2017 Kermit Ambrose Award winner and Track Coaches Hall of Fame.
Current President of the Michigan All Sports Coaches Association (MHSCA)
Public Relations Director/Historian of the Track Coaches Association (MITCA)

                                Coach Porter’s teams have earned the following notoriety:
State Championship in 1988, State Runner-Up in 1978.
24 top ten finishes in the State Finals, 15 Regional Championships, 29 League Championships,
2 Academic All-State Team Championships, 2 Academic All-State Team Runner-Ups, and 17 top
ten Academic All State teams.

                                Coach Porter has coached:
5 Track/Cross Country High School All American Athletes, 48 Individual All-State Athletes,
42 Academic All-State Athletes, 15 Individual State Champions, 52 Individual Regional Champions,
and 101 Individual League Champions.


Photo Credit: Mary Kerkes

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