The late Fred Pohlman, long-time MCC basketball head coach at the Penn Valley campus, received the Earl Smith Greater Kansas City Amateur Sports Hall of Champions award Thursday, July 14, 2011 for his outstanding coaching abilities and for his impact on students’ lives through sports.
Fred was a stellar man on and off the court and strived to teach his students and players more than just about sports, but also about life. In 1996, he coached his team to a winning championship game played in Illinois. Before he died, he lived to be inducted into the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Osborn County, KS Hall of Fame, and the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission Hall of Fame.
Fred’s legacy lives with us still as our MCC-PV gymnasium bears his name in his memory. Fred will forever be missed and appreciated for his hard work which led him to receive the Earl Smith Greater Kansas City Amateur Sports Hall of Champions award.