Former Tiger James Trapp Joins D1 Staff In Greenville


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 14, 2008) ? Clemson Hall of Famer and D1 co-owner James Trapp recently decided he wanted to get more involved in D1 Greenville?s day-to-day operations. On Wednesday, January 16, Trapp will begin directing all daily operations as the D1 Greenville facility coordinator.


?I?m excited to roll up my sleeves and really make an impact on the athletes in the Greenville community,? said Trapp. ?As a co-owner, I?ve watched from a distance. After watching for a while, I was itching to get more involved and this seems like the perfect opportunity.?


Last December, D1 Greenville opened its new state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot facility to the public. The facility includes a 35-yard indoor turf field, first-class weight room, sports therapy clinic, viewing gallery, nutrition, cardio and stretching stations. D1 Greenville co-owners include Trapp, former Furman and current Tennessee Titans quarterback Ingle Martin, and former Clemson and NFL stars Ed McDaniel, Chester McGlockton, and Dexter Davis.


Trapp played 11 years in the NFL and was a member of the defensive secondary for the 2000 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl team. After an illustrious career at Clemson University, Trapp was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1993 and played in the organization for six years. Trapp spent the next four years with the Ravens before spending his final year on the Jaguars roster.


In addition to football, Trapp was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Indoor and Outdoor teams. He ranks second on Clemson's all-time list in the 100m and in the 200m. Trapp won the 200m Indoor World Championship in three straight years and was the U.S. Track & Field Champion in the 200m. He was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic team and was the 1992 NCAA indoor national champion in the 200m.


Trapp joins Tony Horne and Mark Pfeil as full-time staff in Greenville. Horne won a Super Bowl as a receiver/returner with the St. Louis Rams and Pfeil has an NBA Championship ring from his days working as a trainer with the Chicago Bulls. Horne is the head strength and speed coach and Pfeil is the director of therapy in Greenville.

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