/Lucky to Have Tram

Lucky to Have Tram

Thomas Pregano

Business/Advertising Manager

Harold Tramski is SC4’s video technician, stats keeper, and an assistant on the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams.

Tramski went to SC4 for three years and Michigan State University for two where he earned a Bachelors’ degree in economics. Tramski said, “I got a BA or a BS depending on if you like economics or not.”

According to Tramski, he has been videotaping games since 1994. Tramski said, “I was there for all of the games anyway. I might as well start taping them.” Tramski has only been doing the stats for close to four years according to him.

That doesn’t sound like a lot, but Tramski does much more than that. For instance when the teams go on road trips he drives his own van, uses his own gas, and is very happy to do it.

According to Dale Vos, Athletic Director and men’s basketball and golf coach, aside from the money he makes from being an assistant coach he does the rest as a volunteer.

Vos said, “He does so many things that make my job easier, things he enjoys that I do not enjoy. Like taking and compiling stats, inputting stats into the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)website, recording games and making copies for us, recording games of our opponents and researching our opponents.”

Vos said, “As you can imagine this means the world to us, we probably couldn’t do it without Harold, but I don’t think any of us want to try.”

Tramski has a positive effect on everyone he meets including Darrell Thompson, a campus patrol officer here at SC4. According to Thompson he has known Tramski for roughly 12 years when he worked at Golf Country.

Thompson said, “In the time that I’ve known him, he has been an extremely dedicated guy who is more than willing to drop whatever he is doing to help people out.”

Thompson said, “As a member of our athletic department he has devoted thousands of his own hours never asking for a dime. Harold, or as he is called Tram and Mallard, donates money to athletics for scholarships and trips.”

Thompson said, “I’m proud to know him and work with him; never challenge him to a round of golf unless you want to learn a lesson in losing 101.”

Pete Lacey, Registrar for SC4, said, “Harold Tramski is a blessing to the SC4 athletic department. He truly has the best interest of SC4 and the student/athletes in mind and is always willing to do whatever he can to help out.”

So the next time you see Harold Tramski, stop and thank him for all he does. We are all lucky to have a guy like Tram.