Cary Cochran KMA Sports Hall of Fame

(KMAland) -- Today's KMA Sports Hall of Famer ended his career at Tri-Center as the state's all-time leading scorer.

Cary Cochran scored 2,650 points, was named an All-State performer three times and led the Trojans to the state tournament in his sophomore and senior seasons.

"The older I get the more I remember," Cochran said on Friday's Upon Further Review. "I look back on it, and I remember so much of it. I was able to experience it all with my friends and share it with my dad. Those are probably the biggest memories."

While Cochran, who went on to a terrific career at Nebraska, says he has some terrific memories of his time at Tri-Center, he does still have some regrets.

"I think everybody would like to say they didn't lose their last game," Cochran said. "I have been fortunate. I went on to play in college. I got into the Iowa Hall of Fame. My dad is in the Hall of Fame. I just could never deliver that state title for my school or for him."

Cochran's father, Carl, had a long and successful coaching career of his own. As you might expect, that's what got Cary involved in the sport.

"I was always around," Cochran said. "When I was young, I remember going to practices with him over winter break when the gym was 40 degrees. When I finally got old enough to play, I practiced with his team in 8th grade. From one, two, three years old, I was always around."

Cochran will be inducted into the KMA Sports Hall of Fame at a later date to be determined. To hear the full interview from Friday's UFR click here.

A KMA Sports Hall of Fame announcement will be made on Upon Further Review at 11:50 AM each weekday until August 28th.


2017-18 KMA Sports Hall of Fame Announcement Schedule

Monday, July 31st — Taylor Kaufman, Glenwood (Baseball)

Tuesday, August 1st — 2007 Stanton State Champion (Football)

Wednesday, August 2nd — Kyle Canoyer, Riverside (Wrestling)

Thursday, August 3rd — Gary Bergstrom, Griswold (Coach)

Friday, August 4th — 1998 Riverside State Qualifier (Softball)

Monday, August 7th — Madison Keysor, Treynor (Softball)

Tuesday, August 8th — Abby Schlater, St. Albert (Soccer)

Wednesday, August 9th — Linda Rowe, Glenwood (Track & Field)

Thursday, August 10th — Terry Graham, Sidney (Track & Field)

Friday, August 11th — Kirk Schuler, Red Oak (Tennis)

Monday, August 14th — Kristin Kovar, Clarinda (Tennis)

Tuesday, August 15th — Brandy Ossian, Essex (Basketball)

Wednesday, August 16th — Kyle & Jill Marcum, Clarinda (Golf)

Thursday, August 17th — Kara Paul, Red Oak (Volleyball)

Friday, August 18th — Cary Cochran, Tri-Center (Basketball)

Monday, August 21st — Female Cross Country (Individual)

Tuesday, August 22nd — Football (Individual)

Wednesday, August 23rd — Track & Field (Team)

Thursday, August 24th — Male Cross Country (Individual)

Friday, August 25th — Basketball (Team)

Monday, August 28th — Legacy Award