Vintage Video: Jan Trapp, Messiah field hockey
She was affectionately referred to as "Coachee" by generations of players.
After reaching the 1984 national title game, Trapp and the 1985 Messiah field hockey team was hoping to return to the finals, reported CBS 21 News' Doug Sivco in this story from November 1985.
Jan Trapp retired at the end of the 2011 field hockey season after 39 years. The MAC presented Trapp with the Sorrentino Award for extraordinary professionalism and service to the conference.
Trapp began working at Messiah in 1972 when she was hired as a part-time physical education instructor and assistant field hockey coach. She was named head coach of the Falcons in 1973, beginning a 39 year-stint as the program's coach.
Her career has rivaled those of legendary coaches in NCAA Athletics history: a career record of 536-179-28. At the time of her retirement in 2011, her victory total was ranked first all-time in NCAA Division III field hockey, and third all-time across all NCAA divisions.