Bernie Vallier

Bernie Vallier

Class of 1964

I was aware of Bernie’s high school accomplishments even though he graduated eight years after I graduated. I remained in the area and was always interested in the various positive exploits of Comstock student/athletes. It wasn’t until the two of us found ourselves on the coaching staff at KVCC that I felt I began to know Bernie. Knowledge, humor and passion are the qualities that epitomize Bernie. Clearly, all of the above make Bernie a most worthy member of the Comstock High School Athletic Hall of Fame.- Jim Van Zandt

Bernie’s career has been saturated with his character. He is a man of integrity. He is a tireless, humble worker. He has a genuine knack for establishing solid coach/player relationships and then proceeding to assist those under his leadership in their growth and development. - Dick Shilts

Bernie has consistently “walked the walk” and demonstrated a great work ethic while consistently giving of his time and energy to make those around him the best they can be. His character and integrity represent the “best of the best”. - Brian Philson

Along with his well-documented successful coaching career, Bernie also dedicated over 20 years of his life to working with at-risk and under-privileged youth at the Kalamazoo County Family Court and Juvenile Home. He approached his position as Asst. Superintendent of the Juvenile Home with the same passion and dedication he once demonstrated as a teammate of championship teams at Comstock HS.- Tom Noble

Comstock High School

  • Varsity Football – 2 Varsity Letters
    • 1963 KVA Champions
  • Varsity Basketball – 2 Varsity Letters
    • 1964 KVA Champions
    • 1964 All Conference Selection
    • 1964 Most Improved Player
  • Varsity Baseball – 4 Varsity Letters
    • 1961, 62 & 64 KVA Champions
    • 1962, 63 & 64 All Conference Selection
    • 1963 Kalamazoo Gazette All-City Team
    • 1964 Baseball Team Captain
    • Senior Class President

Western Michigan University

o 1965 Freshman Baseball Team


Comstock High School Teacher and Coach 1970-1978

o Varsity Baseball Coach 1975-1978 59-36 Record

o 1975, 77 & 78 Wolverine Conference Champions

o AABC Champs 1972, 73, 74, 75, 76

o Jr. Varsity Football, Basketball & Baseball Coach

o Head Coach of 1st Varsity Hockey Team 1973


Dodge City Community College 1978-79

o Head Baseball Coach

o 1979 Regional Playoff Qualifier

Nazareth College 1979-81

o Inaugural Athletic Director & Head Baseball Coach 15-13 Record

o 1981 NAIA Regional Qualifier


Kalamazoo Valley Community College

o 1980 Head Softball Coach 29-9 Record

o 1980 MCCAA Champions

o 1980 Regional Finalist

o 1984-1987 and 2004-2009 Head Baseball Coach

o 1984 MCCAA Champions

o 1984, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012 Regional Qualifier

o Only coach to win MCCAA titles in baseball and softball

o 10 seasons of 30 or more wins

o School record 365 wins

o School season record 40 wins 2012


NOTE: Overall 669-424-8 coaching record/.633 winning percentage

Athletic Honors

o 2014 Comstock Athletic Hall of Fame