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Rockford renaming stadium to honor Ralph Munger

Posted at 10:49 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 10:49:42-05

ROCKFORD, Mich. — Rockford High School is renaming its football stadium to honor West Michigan football icon Ralph Munger.

Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium will be renamed Carlson-Munger Stadium, memorializing two people who the district says defined and promoted Ram Pride.

Rockford’s board of education named the stadium after Carlson in 1991. He was a trustee on the board and well-known as a Rams superfan.

Munger took over the varsity program a year later, and went on to lead the Rams to three Division I state championships, six undefeated regular seasons and 25 consecutive playoff years.

He retired after last season with a 75% winning percentage.

Rockford Superintendent Michael Schibler will recommend the name change at the school board meeting Jan. 27.