Democrat and Chronicle
(February 21, 2003) — Nine boys basketball coaches in Section V are presented
awards at an annual banquet based on a vote among their peers, game officials
and members of the media.
Beginning this year, those Birkett Mills Coach of the Year awards will be
renamed in honor of former Livonia coach Tom Downey, who died from stomach
cancer Feb. 13.
Downey was a nine-time coach of the year in Section V. His teams won four