TROSPER, FLOYD H.

FLOYD H. TROSPER

Inducted:  June 27, 2003 in South Bend, IN
     
Date of Birth:  November 1, 1948 in Goshen, IN

High School Attended:  Goshen, IN               Graduated:  1967

High School Honors:  Earned 10 varsity letters with 3 in football, 3 in wrestling, 4 in track; as a starter, led team in many offensive and defensive categories his senior year; named MVP and selected as running back on 1966 Northern Indiana Conference football team; received Elks Outstanding Athlete Award; played in State's first  All-Star game 1967; MVP of Goshen wrestling team senior year and was team captain; set a school pole vault record of 12' 7" in 1966 which was broken in 1970.

College Attended:  Western Michigan U         Graduated:  1971

College Honors:  Played running back and free safety.

Coaching Experience:  Joined the coaching staff at New Prairie under the leadership of 1st year head coach Ken Mirer; became head coach of the Cougars in 1974 when Mirer returned to Goshen.

Special Recognition:  Became assistant principal and athletic director at New Prairie in 1981; was named principal of Jimtown HS in 1987 where he remains today; credited with running numerous IHSAA tournament games, designing and helping construct practice football fields, designing and installing a press box for the football field, and supervising the overall refurbishing of the main football facilty; son, Blain, participated in the 1990 All-Star Game, 23 years after his father.

Family:  Children, Brian, Bradley, and Blain.