Shawn Trochim was named athletic director of McLennan in 2004 after spending 10 years as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. During her tenure as athletic director, McLennan teams have claimed 20 national titles, 14 conference championships, and have featured 100 All-Americans and 150 NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete honorees.
Trochim began her McLennan coaching career in 1994 as a volunteer assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. A year later, she was hired as a full-time assistant. She held that position for nine years, including a one-year stint as both assistant coach and associate athletic director.
During her playing career at Waco High School, Trochim was twice named to the Super Centex and All-District teams. After graduating in 1988, she played basketball at McLennan and twice nabbed NTJCAC All-Conference and All-Region V honors, in 1989 and 1990. The Houston Chronicle named her the No. 2 junior college prospect in the state in 1990.
After graduating from McLennan, Trochim moved on to Texas A&M University where she played for two years and captured numerous awards. She worked as a student coach at Texas A&M for one year and received her bachelor’s degree in recreation, park and tourism sciences in 1994. In 2001, she received her master’s in education from Tarleton State University. She was inducted into the Waco ISD Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Trochim’s is married to Ed Trochim, a well-known softball coach in the Waco area. The couple has two daughters, Rhein, a junior on the University of Illinois softball team, and Kadyn, a freshman on the McLennan Softball squad.
2004-present: Athletic director, McLennan Community College
1995-2004: Assistant coach, McLennan Community College
1994-95: Volunteer assistant coach, McLennan Community College
1993-94: Student assistant coach, Texas A&M University
1990-92: Texas A&M University
1988-90: McLennan Community College
2001: Master’s in education, Tarleton State University
1994: Bachelor’s in recreation, park and tourism sciences, Texas A&M University
1990: Associate of Arts, McLennan Community College