Eddie Kwest is best known at UD for his thirty four years as the athletic trainer from 1954-1986. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, he played football at Washington High School, and then served in the Army during World War II. Kwest began his college career at Indiana University, acting as a student trainer. He eventually transferred to Florida State University, becoming head trainer until his graduation in 1953. In 1988, the Greater Dayton Athletic Trainers Association began awarding a scholarship in his honor to a high school senior entering the athletic training field. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978. Eddie passed away in 1993 at the age of 72.
You can visit his gravesite located at Section 38, Lot 178.
Information compiled from the Dayton Daily News Archive.