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Aurelia man among Coe Hall of Fame inductees

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ryan Kolpin as a Coe College football player. Photo contributed.
Four former Kohawk athletes will be inducted into the Coe College Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming weekend, Oct. 2-4. The 2009 class of inductees includes Cherokee County attorney Ryan Kolpin '91 of Aurelia. Also being honored are Cedar Rapids residents Barrie Ernst '76, Nancy Kahle Netolicky '86 and Jeff Hrubes '88.

Kolpin, the second 1,000-yard rusher in Coe football history, led the nation in scoring with 23 touchdowns for the 1990 Midwest Conference champion Kohawks. He earned Sports Illustrated small college player of the week honors in 1989 with a five touchdown performance against Monmouth. His 14 receptions remain a single-game record at Coe and he was the first Kohawk to top 200 receiving yards.

Also a four-year letterman in track, Kolpin played baseball his freshman year at Coe. He remains in the Coe record books as a member of the fastest sprint medley relay team in school history.

Ryan Kolpin today . Photo contributed.
A native of Aurelia, he has practiced law in his hometown since 2000 and has served as Cherokee County attorney since his election in 2007. Kolpin and his wife, Lori, have eight children.

The four inductees will be honored at the 37th Athletic Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner on Oct. 2 in Cedar Rapids. They will also be honored in the Homecoming Parade and before Coe's football game with the University of Dubuque on Oct. 3.

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