Former McPherson College coach Donald Rominger heading into East Texas Baptist Hall of Fame

The McPherson Sentinel
Dr. Donald Rominger Jr. pictured with his wife Janelle spent six years at McPherson College in multiple roles.

A former McPherson College athletic director and coach is heading into the Hall of Fame at East Texas Baptist University.

Dr. Donald Rominger, Jr. will be the 13th member for the recognition.

Rominger was named the head football coach at McPherson College in 1973 and was the coach until 1977 when he was named athletic director. He served in that position until 1979  when he was named the Director of Student Development at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

He also coached the Bulldogs' first winning season in football in 1976 where they finished with a record of 5-4. 

In 1983, he relocated to ETBU located in Marshall, Texas where served two stints from 1983-1989 and 1994-2000 where he served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice President of Academic Affairs on the Hill. 

While at ETBU he was an instrumental role in adding football as a sport at the school in 2000 and also established the ETBU Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame and the university's athletic association to raise funds for athletic programs. 

Prior to arriving in McPherson, Rominger spent his early days teaching and coaching at high schools in Oklahoma and then became an assistant football and head track and field coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in 1968. 

Along with coaching football, Rominger also coached track and field and also was an assistant professor.