Pictured, left to right: Trip Cogburn ’98 and Jack Warren
Carolina Day School Honors 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Jack Warren and Trip Cogburn ’98 were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, October 12, 2018. Sponsored by the CDS Alumni Association, the Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes members of the Carolina Day School family who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to athletics at CDS or its predecessor schools, demonstrated good sportsmanship and citizenship character, and left a lasting impression of achievement and excellence on the CDS athletic family.
At the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Glen Taylor, Assistant Athletic Director and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, introduced inductee Jack Warren, longtime coach and friend of the school.
“I’m a former player of Jack Warren’s,” said Taylor. “My experiences with Jack as a coach is what every parent, I’m sure, would hope that their son or daughter would have with a coach… He taught me about humanity and citizenship, and he showed me a template that I’ve used for the better part of 25 years of coaching—of the right way to do this.” Taylor closed with, “It’s nice to call him coach, to call him a mentor, and to call him a friend.”
Inductee Jack Warren shared memories of his time coaching and spoke about what he feels is the real gift of coaching: “It is taking people, putting them together, and watching the dynamics of friendships and closeness grow.”
Trip Cogburn ‘98
Former classmate John Roberts ’96 introduced Trip Cogburn ’98, who has served in many roles at CDS—as student-athlete, coach, parent, and most recently as the new Director of Admission. Roberts said of Cogburn, “Whether it’s as a student, coach, or friend or parent, there’s no one that cares about Carolina Day more than Trip does. He’s a part of us, and will forever be.”
In accepting the award, inductee Cogburn remarked of his love of sports. “Sports has provided so much joy for me over the years... Joy is not an emotion you can experience alone. At its essence, joy is only felt through a connection with others, so today I share my deep gratitude with you.” Cogburn then spoke of the accomplishments of which he was most proud and gave his thoughts on the larger reason why he hopes he was chosen for induction.
“The reason I truly hope I’m here: that through sports—as a teammate, coach, college—I have somehow made a positive difference for others. As I tell my son and daughter, making somebody’s life a little bit better is a wonderful daily goal. And in the grand scheme of things, one of the only things that matter. Frankly, why else are we here? So if the medium of sports allowed me to do that, and hopefully continue doing that, that’s pretty awesome.”