WGNO Sports Director Ed Daniels honored with Hall of Fame induction

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WGNO’s Sports Director Ed Daniels received a big honor from his high school alma mater, Archbishop Rummel High School.

Daniels, along with fellow sports broadcaster Ken Trahan and alum Brian Herbert, were inducted as members into Rummel’s Athletic Hall of Fame Thursday night.

“Ed Daniels and Ken Trahan have probably done more for prep sports than anyone in the state,” says Rummel Athletic Director Phil Greco. “Who’s going to watch a prep show? Who’s going to listen to it? They saw the need for prep sports to be recognized. It turned out very successful.”

“To go in with him is special because we’ve been best of friends since high school,” Trahan said, of his longtime friend Daniels.

Greco announced Daniels to the podium who threw a friendly jab to his former classmate: “A lot of people are responsible for getting you places. And I gotta tell you. I am responsible for Ken Trahan being here tonight. “

Since 1998, Rummel’s Athletic Hall of Fame honors former athletes, coaches and administrators. Trahan and Daniels are not.

“Not in my wildest dreams, since Ed and I did nothing but bowl,” said Trahan. “That was the essence of our athletic endeavors.”

However, the 1975 grads and broadcasting duo could be considered athletes.  Daniels and Trahan were both two-year lettermen on the high school bowling team.

“Ed, in high school, was kind of pudgy,” recalls Trahan.  “Ed had glasses. Ed was a nerd.”

Daniels expressed his appreciation for many friends and family who came to be a part of his special night.

“The smartest thing a Rummel guy can ever do is marry a Chapelle girl, as far as I’m concerned,” Daniels said from the podium, looking into the eyes of his wife Robin in the front row.  “And I have my Chapelle girl and I’m delighted and I love you very much.”