On their way home last night from a 25-10 victory over Ohio Northern, the Mount Union team bus was involved in an accident with a snow plow near Bucyrus, Ohio. Daniel Gorman, the director of athletic training and an associate professor at Mount Union, was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Also sustaining minor injuries were Head Coach Mark Hawald, Assistant Coach Sean Dreger, and two others.
Gorman joined Mount Union in 1985 and was a great supporter of wrestling, according to Todd Hibbs, a former Mount Union wrestler, Olivet head wrestling coach, and current Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Olivet. “He came to Mount Union the same year I started as a freshman, and he has always been a great supporter of the sport. His son was a high school state qualifier who went on to West Point, and he often traveled with the team.”
More information about Daniel Gorman and Mount union is available on the Mount Union website by clicking the first link below.
Faculty Member and Director of Athletic Training Dan Gorman Fatally Injured in Bus Accident (from Mount Union website)
Plow and Mount Union bus crash leaves 1 dead (from WEWS, including photo below)
Mount Union bus hits snowplow; 1 killed; 4 injured (article in Canton Repository)