NMU alumnus and former Wildcat basketball player Rod Coe ('58 BS) traveled extensively over his 26-year career with World Book Encyclopedia, before retiring as an executive vice president. His job put him in contact with NBA legend Bob Cousy, Mount Everest climber Sir Edmund Hillary, the “Mercury Seven” astronauts, First Lady Rosalynn Carter and others. Coe later formed an RV tour company. At 83, he continues to share his enthusiasm for travel, along with the knowledge gleaned from actually reading the encylopedias he sold.
The NMU Sports Hall of Fame inductee earned three varsity letters in basketball. He also was a member of the first Wildcat team to compete in the NAIA national tournament.
Coe is the subject of a recent feature story titled “World Traveler Focuses on Guiding RV Tours.” Read it here.