Coachman, Trimmell to be enshrined Saturday in Mac Hall of Fame

By Chris Swick
October 09, 2015

McPherson College will welcome two new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday morning.

Longtime men's basketball coach Roger Trimmell and 4-year standout, and current ESPN Sportcenter host, Jonathan Coachman will be enshrined in a brunch and ceremony Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

For Coachman, who was a guest on KBBE's Bulldog 30 Monday evening, going in with Trimmell is a huge honor.

“He's one of the people in my life that, to this day, I'm still very close to, that has been a person that I could count on for all of these years,” Coachman said. “He's also one of the funniest human beings that I've ever met.”

For Trimmell, who is currently the athletic director at Canton-Galva High School and helps out as an assistant coach for the boys' basketball team, the greatest joy he takes from his years with the Bulldogs isn't the wins and losses, but the way the players like Coachman matured into young men.

“You want them all to go on to have successful careers, be a good husband, be a good father,” Trimmell said. “I'm really proud of all of the accomplishments that all these players have. And there's particular games and instances that stick out in your mind that stick out in your mind, but I think you get the greatest joy in seeing them graduate and move on to successful careers in their life.”

The Bulldog 30 airs Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. on KBBE.