Vikings News · 1951 Graduate Eudon Holland Pledges $500,000


Campus Quest receives a $500,000 pledge from Eudon Holland, a member of the Miamisburg High School Class of 1951.

Eudon had a very unique experience while at Miamisburg High School, supporting himself the last three and a half years. During his freshman year, his single mother returned to Tennessee with Eudon and his brother when her anticipated employment here did not materialize. After a short time, Eudon returned to Miamisburg alone. Emancipated, he worked his way through school washing and waxing cars, working at the school as a janitor, and at the A&P store.

While at MHS, he played football, was a class officer, and was homecoming king. He was basically adopted by his classmates, teammates, coaches, teachers, and the town. His senior year, he blocked an extra point against Fairmont assuring an undefeated season and the Miami Valley League championship.

After graduating, he spent two years at Heidelberg College playing football for Hall of Fame coach Paul Hoernemann, before an injury cut his career short. After a stint in the Army, he finished his degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Eudon worked for the IRS and taught classes at Schoolcraft and Walsh Colleges. He coached football for thirteen years in Livonia and Northville, Michigan, at both the little league and high school levels with a record of 68-18-7 as head coach, including an undefeated streak of 29 games. He also was elected as Treasurer of Northville Township. He was a volunteer fundraiser for the Salvation Army and Schoolcraft College, and was instrumental in obtaining substantial donations for those organizations.

Eudon is a practicing CPA and Certified Financial Planner in Northville, MI. He is a published author who just compiled a second book and is working on other literary projects. Proceeds from his first book, titled Boiled Peanuts and Buckeyes, have been given to the Viking Bowl, Historical Society, and MHS Alumni Association.