Ryan Reichel, the PHS Wellness Champion at Ishpeming Middle School, was appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. Reichel was appointed for a two-year term, ending in April 2022.
Reichel of Negaunee, is a physical education, computers and health teacher for Ishpeming Public schools and the girls’ varsity basketball coach. He holds a Master of Education in Physical Education from the University of Arkansas and two bachelor degrees from Northern Michigan University where he played on the men’s basketball team.
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports was established in 1992 to improve the health of, and increase physical activity among, Michigan residents. The Council is comprised of representatives from across the state, appointed by the current governor to two-year terms. The Council’s vision is that the state and its communities embrace and support physical activity and health education.