Veteran TV sportscaster Michael Coleman is leaving the Kansas City area for a new Sports Director position at KLTV in Tyler, TX.

On Feb 3 his friends joined him for a going away party at the Negro League Baseball Museum on 18th & Vine.

Bob Kendrick, president of the museum, presented Coleman with a farewell gift of a Negro League Baseball jacket. Guest were asked to sign a large congratulatory card for him to remember those he left behind.

Coleman grew up in Lawrence and played football in high school and at Coffeyville Community College and Southern Illinois.

Michael has a legacy at Coffeyville Community College where he was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2011.

After graduating from college he began working in broadcast journalism. Before coming to Kansas City, he worked for News12 in Long Island, NY. Coleman was sports director of KCTV in Kansas City from 2010 to 2017.

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