Golden Tornado coach selected for 5th different Hall of Fame; coached in 36th consecutive Bay State Games in July
The following info is from the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation website (www.baystategames.org).
Malden’s Steve Freker (Metro Baseball Coach), Dave McGillivray (BSG Founder) and Debra Terho (Trap Shooting Commissioner) were selected for induction into the 2023 Bay State Games’ Hall of Fame. The inductees received their award at a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park in Boston on June 29 prior to the Red Sox game against the Miami Marlins.
STEVE FREKER – BASEBALL
Steve Freker is one of the most respected baseball coaches in the state and has been a coach of the Metro Team at Bay State Games for 36 years. In his high school coaching career, Steve’s teams have won nearly 400 games, have appeared in 7 sectional finals and won 1 state championship, and he has been awarded Boston Globe All-Scholastic Division 1 Coach of the Year twice. Steve is a longtime board member for Massachusetts Baseball Coach Association, and he has been baseball coach at Malden High School (22 years), Saugus High School (3 years) and Malden Catholic (13 years). Previously, he has been inducted into the Malden High Golden Tornado Hall of Fame (2007), the Intercity League Baseball Hall of Fame (2009), the Brother Cremin Malden Catholic Lancers Hall of Fame (2023) and the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame (2016). He was also named the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2003.
DAVE MCGILLIVRAY – FOUNDER
Dave McGillivray founded and incorporated Bay State Games in 1982, and also served as a board member for the organization. Dave is the founder and president of DMSE Sports, an event management company which produces regional & national race and fundraising events. He has also been the Race and Technical Director of the Boston Marathon for 36 years. Dave has run 168 marathons and 9 IRONMAN triathlons and competed in the 2018 World Marathon Challenge – 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. Dave is also the author of 3 children’s books, and through his events, he and his company have helped raise over $100 million for local charities.
DEBRA TERHO – TRAP SHOOTING
Debra Terho has served as the Bay State Games trap shooting commissioner for 8 years, and she continues to be an influential figure in youth shotgun shooting. She has been a shotgun shooter for 36 years and has also made the female All-American Team for the National Skeet Shooting Association. Debra is currently a shotgun coach for a youth team called the High Flyers, and she is also an instructor for the Scholastic Clay Target Program, where she helps individuals to become certified shotgun coaches. Debra is the Treasurer of the Nashua River Ducks Unlimited Association and is also the skeet advisor for Massachusetts through the Scholastic Clay Target Program.
The Bay State Games Hall of Fame was created to recognize past participants who have gone on to prestigious and successful athletic careers, as well as former and current coaches, officials, sports organizers and volunteers who have made significant contributions to the organization throughout its 38-year history. Past inductees among the over 60 previous honorees include the NBA’s Dana Barros (’06), Tom Thibodeau (’17) and the late Reggie Lewis (’02); WNBA’s Rebecca Lobo (’03), the NHL’s Bill Guerin (’09) and Keith Yandle (’14); Major League Baseball’s Carlos Pena (’11) and Rich Hill (’13); Olympians Nancy Kerrigan (’07), Jim Pedro (’04) and Bill Cleary (’14) as well as US Paralympic Gold Medalist Joe Lemar (’15).