David Trippett, ‘58
A two-time All-American offensive guard for Hillsdale College’s football team in the 1950s. Trippett helped lead the team to three undefeated seasons from 1955-57. He earned All-MIAA honors in 1955, was the 1956 team MVP, and was co-captain of the 1957 Dales. Trippett returned to Hillsdale College as an assistant professor of sociology/psychology and also served as assistant coach for the football, track, and wrestling programs from 1967-72. He then moved on to a career as a high school football coach and athletic director and later worked with the Michigan Department of Corrections.