Specht made big impact on Buffs’ golf programs in short tenure; coach departs for business career

In just two short school years, the always solid Garden City High School girls and boys golf teams enjoyed immense success under the guidance of Trent Specht. But Specht, recently seeing an expansion of his family, has decided to hang up the coaching and teaching duties, to exchange it for a job in Wichita with Edward Jones Investments. That will mean a move during the summer, with the search for his replacement now under way.

Coach Rod Robinson’s farewell tennis season never materialized

For the past two or three seasons, Rod Robinson had been contemplating his future retirement plans from teaching and coaching tennis in USD 457 in Garden City. After all, he had reached the age of 60 on New Year’s Eve, 2019, and had been teaching and coaching in the district for 28 years. It was, as he said with a glint of sadness, time to hang the coaching the racket up.