THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, September 3, 1970
Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Bay takes grip on wrestling team
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By PAT ATKINS
Executive Sports Editor
The bulletin board at the
entrance to the Hilton Inn's
Ambassador Room in Ann Ar-
bor proclaimed in raised white
letters, "Banquet Room - Test-
imonial Dinner for Cliff Keen."
After the dinner was over, it
was obvious to all in attend-
ance that another line should
have been added, "Now appear-
ing - Rick Bay."
Michigan's new head wrest-
ling coach Rick Bay, officially
appointed this past June, w a s
toastmaster for the affair held
last March. Even those who did
not know his broadcasting back-
ground could tell Bay was at
ease in front of his audience.
With obvious enjoyment Bay
related stories about Keen that
he had heard and experienced
during his association with the
Michigan wrestling alumni
and their friends and relatives
attending that night had known
really only one Wolverine head
wrestling coach, Cliff K e e n,
Michigan's mentor for 45 years.
By evening's end, they were left
with the impression that Michi-
gan's wrestling program was in
knowledgeable h an d s , despite
Bay's being a 26 year old
Rather than fight the com-
parison to his former coach,
Bay remains flattered by the
relationship. "He is one'of two
men who most greatly influenc-
ed my life. One was m father,
the other Coach Keen," Bay1
says. "He was like a second
father to me. Oddly enough,
both were coaches. My dad was
my high school wrestling a n d
Bay continues, "You're always
a product of your environment.
You try to take the best from
each situation that you exper-
ience and each person that you
Even a casual conversation
with Michigan's new head coach
makes one realize that Bay ap-
plies his o w n instructions to
himself. "If I can just maintain
what Cliff Keen h a s created,
I'll feel successful," Bay ex-
NEITHER BAY nor K e e n
entered college with the inten-
tion of coaching wrestling as a
career.. Keen began as a law'
student. Bay took a degree in
speech (radio and television)
and English from Michigan with
the aim of a sportscasting ca-
Right after graduation in
1965, Bay enlisted in the Marine
corps. "I don't know why," Bay
says, "but for some reason I felt
about to be drafted. When I got
out I was looking for a radio
job, but I was married in Febru-
ary and I needed to get a job."
He took one with an .insu.r-
ance- agency, knowing that it
would not be a long term ap-
Durilg this time, 'Bay hap-
pened to drive to Iowa State to
watch the 1966 NCAA champ-
ionships. That was the cul-
mination of several coincidences
which led to his assistant
coaching position at Michigan.
Dennis Fitzgerald, who at
that time was aiding Keen in
the wrestling program as well
as helping out on football, want-
ed to go full time into football
When Bay visited with Mich-
igan Coach Keen at the tourna-
ment. Keen sounded him on the
possibility of the assistant
coaching position in Ann Arbor.
A blind ad for a radio news-
man that Bay had answered
just before he left turned out to
be for WAAM, also in Ann Ar-
bor. A bargain was struck
whereby Bay could work an
early morning news shift and
coach Michigan wrestling in the
THE NEXT SUMMER, 1967,
Bay enrolled in law school a n d
finished a semester. "The fol-
lowing year I had to withdraw,"
Bay explains, "because of in-
creasing coaching duties. It was
becoming more.apparent that
Cliff was going to retire in a
few years, so the job became
more time consuming for me."
Bay's broadcasting career, in-
cluding color man on 'Larry
Zimmer's football broadcasts
and morning news man, had
been necessarily curtailed also.
This all was quite a switch
from his original plans. "When
I graduated from high school,"
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Bay recalls with a grin, "like
every kid, I was certain that I
would play pro baseball a n d
football." From Waukegan,
Illinois, Bay played football,
baseball, and wrestled in high
school. He was all-state quar-
terback, and state _high school
wrestling champ three years.
"I felt I liked football best,
my best sport was wrestling,
and in terms of a career, my
best bet was as a catcher." Bay
remembers of his high school
ambitions. "But my dad kept
after me that not that many
make it into the pros. You work
on those grades, he'd keep say-
It was partly because of Mich-
igan's balanced athletic a n d
academic program that Bay
came. But Cliff Keen was
another and as compelling a
"HE JUST didn't have to re-
cruit me," Bay explains. "My
first . great impression came
while he was showing me
around the campus. Over in the
wrestling practice room, then
it was in the IM building, there
were pictures of past champions.
The first in line was Theron
Donohoe up to, well, then it
was Dennis Fitzgerald. I'd been
in other wrestling rooms where
they had the pictures of past
champions, but he could tell me
about what each of those guys
was doing that day.
"I knew right then that any-
one who could formulate that
type of relationship with a
wrestler that could last a life-
time was what I wanted."
While at Michigan, Bay won
two Big Ten championships and
was a member of three, cham-
Bay, who talks with a color
man's flair, and looks like one's
image of a Marine, loses his
easy going set when he discusses
the philosophy of wrestling.
"What's most gratifying about
coaching is the relationship'you
build. Cliff was aware of this,"
"Michigan will do a great
deal more for a wrestler than
that wrestler will ever do for
the school. I'm not a high pres-
sure, recruiter. I enjoy taking
young men around Michigan,
showing the academic side and
telling them about the yellow
and blue. I won't downgrade
another school to convince
someone to come here,,and I'm
certainly not going to wine and
dine the recruits," Bay' says.
"KEEN DIDN'T believe in re-
cruiting and neither do I. I hope
to God we can survive with this
philosophy. But we're going to
have to have a little greater
emphasis on recruiting. There's
no way we could compete if we
Bay doesn't expect any sweep-
ing changes. "They're big shoes
to fill," Bay adds, "but it's
happened at Michigan before.
Look, Gus Stager took over
from Matt Mann, Don Lund
from Ray Fisher. The school's
rich in personalities. You don't
ever just replace a guy 11 k e
Cgach Bay does have some
distance to go before matching
ten tenure of Cliff Keen. His 45
years won't be-up until 2015.
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