Skip Navigation


Wildcats Win Historic Basketball Championship

February 13, 2024
By Chris Miller

For the first time in school history, the Trinity 8th Grade boys' basketball team won the Queen City Conference championship on Feb. 8 to cap their undefeated season.

"I can't explain how much energy has gone into trying to win this tournament championship over the last 20 years," said Coach and Athletic Director David Martin.

The championship was clinched in a 54-23 victory at home over Carmel Christian. Coach Martin applauded Carmel for the team's “incredible sportsmanship” during the season and in years past. 

Martin has helmed the basketball team since its beginning in 2004 when he joined Trinity. By his count, some 250 students have played on the 8th Grade team in that time and there have been many close brushes with the championship win. Some of those alumni were on hand to witness this year's victory.

David Martin, left, and Jason Martin, center, following the championship win.

“For 20 daggum years, I have thought about this moment pretty much nonstop,” Martin said. Of this year's team, he said “(t)heir relentless teamwork put on a show every single time.”

Joining him in leading the team was Assistant Coach Jason Martin, another longtime Trinity staculty member. “To say he goes above and beyond, way way way beyond his job description, to ensure each child has as positive experience as possible is an understatement,” David Martin said.

While the championship trophy holds certain esteem, David Martin said another item “will always hold the place of honor”: a clay statue of himself and Jason Martin that team members made in art class and presented to the coaches after the victory.

Scott Angel says:
February 18, 2024 08:10 PM CST
Congrats!! So happy for y’all and can’t wait to share this news with Carter & Davis!! Scott

Jason M says:
February 29, 2024 12:46 PM CST

Beth says:
March 08, 2024 11:40 AM CST
Well deserved! Hats off to coach and team for this outstanding victory!

Read the latest issue of The Trinity Voice!

Click to read

News and Media Contact

Chris Miller

Marketing and Communications Director