I got an email about a week ago from former Buckeye shortstop Trent McIlvain, who played at Ohio State from 1998 through 2001. His career was done before I arrived at the start of the 2002 season, but I’ve met him a couple of times. Former catcher Joe Wilkins, who did a Q&A for The Buckeye Nine back earlier this month, told me Trent was one of several former players who have checked out the site. I hope many more send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what they are up to now.
Trent is a licensure student at Malone College and is attaining a K-12 certificate as an interventional specialist (a.k.a. special education/elementary education). He is an assistant coach for the baseball team. He also gives lessons and is starting his own baseball school, called McIlvain School of Infield. His wife is Heidi and they have a son, Austin Michael, who was born Sept. 26, 2007.
Looks like Trent's son Austin might be a lefty.