Celebrating the Legacy of a Michigan Man: Thad Garner (1979-82)




Written By Paul Garwood

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Thad Garner, a University of Michigan (U-M) legend who left an indelible mark on the institution's athletic history. Garner, who was a proud member of the Wolverines from 1979 to 1982, sadly departed this life at the age of 64.

Thad Garner was more than just a talented athlete; he was a true leader who embodied the spirit of Michigan Man. His exceptional leadership qualities were recognized and celebrated by his peers, as evidenced by the photo of the Wolverines who were honored with his team award for Leadership.

Throughout his time at the University of Michigan, Garner demonstrated unwavering dedication, perseverance, and a strong work ethic that inspired his teammates and earned him the respect of his opponents. His legacy extends far beyond his impressive athletic accomplishments, as he was a shining example of the values that define the University of Michigan community.

As we mourn the loss of this remarkable individual, we take comfort in the memories of his remarkable achievements and the positive impact he had on the lives of those around him. Thad Garner may be gone, but his spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Rest in Peace, Thad Garner. Your legacy will never be forgotten.