Toledo Christian Alumni Award

The Toledo Christian Alumni Award is given to alumni who have shown exceptional service and character since graduating from Toledo Christian.

Dave McWhinnie was presented the TC Alumni Award on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the TC Alumni Winter Night Basketball Game!

Dave McWhinnie

Dave McWhinnie is a 1992 Toledo Christian graduate and has been a pivotal member of the TC community for many years.

After graduation, he attended Taylor University receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Systems.  He worked for Smith Barney Investments after college, before returning to Toledo and becoming the TC Development Director in the early 2000s.  Since then, Dave has served at TC in many capacities, including Soccer Coach, Basketball Coach, a member of the TC Foundation board, and as a parent himself, with both of his children graduating from TC. 

Dave was instrumental in building a strong and sustainable basketball program here at Toledo Christian.  He served as the boys head basketball coach for 20 years, leading them to 18 straight winning seasons and 342 career wins.  

Dave would like to thank all his former players, coaches, parents, and administrators - “I couldn’t have asked for a better group to work with.” Thank you also to his family, wife Joy and kids Cole and Maggie for all their love and support.

Dave’s dedication to TC and investment into the lives of hundreds of athletes and TC families will be felt for years to come.  We are proud to recognize Dave as an exceptional TC Alumni and forever an eagle!

Matt French was presented the TC Alumni Award on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the TC Homecoming football game.

Matt French

Matt is a 1994 graduate and one of the founding members of the Toledo Christian Alumni Association.  Matt, and his wife Sarah, also a TC Alum,  have 6 children, all students at TC.  Their oldest daughter, Claire, graduated just last year.

After high school, Matt attended Cedarville University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Matt has been involved with his family business, AMPS Industrial Electrical, since high school, and in 2008 became part-owner.  He is also the proud owner of Sabco Craft Equipment, which he purchased in 2019. 

Matt is actively involved in his church, serving as an elder, teaching Sunday school, and leading small groups.  Cooking, trying out new recipes, and golfing are some of his favorite activities that involve his family.  Matt loves TC basketball, it is a high point of the cold winter months for him.  He has enjoyed coaching his kids basketball teams over the years and getting to know other TC families and students through that.  He is thankful for the support and care that TC has shown his whole family and is happy to assist in providing that for other families.

Please join us in showing Matt our appreciation for all that he has invested into our TC Community!  Thank you Matt and Congratulations!

Elisa Roush and Jason Quinn received the TC Alumni Award on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the TC Homecoming football game.

Elisa Roush is a 2003 graduate of Toledo Christian.  Elisa obtained her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Wheaton College and her Master’s in Education from Regent University in K-12 Special Education with a reading specialist endorsement. 

In 2009 Elisa returned home to Toledo Christian to join the TC faculty as a Remedial Reading Specialist and has dedicated herself for the past 12 years in working individually with our TC students to help them improve and further develop their reading skills.

We are so proud to have Elisa not only as a part of the TC Alumni, but also a part of the larger TC community and are grateful for her compassion and her heart for her students.  Congratulations Elisa!

Jason and Elisa

Jason Quinn is a 1992 graduate of Toledo Christian.  After leaving the halls of TC, Jason graduated from Cedarville College with a bachelor’s in Marketing.  Jason and his wife Nicole, currently own 2 local businesses, Freeze Daddy’s and Bellagio Window Fashions.  They have four children, all of whom attend Toledo Christian.

Jason has been an instrumental member of the TC Community giving of his time and resources for the betterment of the school’s mission.  He has been a coach, volunteer, corporate sponsor, and for the past 7 years he has served on the Toledo Christian Alumni Association Board ensuring that TC Alumni feel connected to one another and back to the school.  Toledo Christian is truly blessed to have Jason and his family as a part of our amazing community and we are so thankful for all that you have done for the school!  Congratulations Jason!

Grant Sims received the TC Alumni Award on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the TC Homecoming football game.

Grant Sims


Grant Sims is a 2009 Toledo Christian graduate. Since graduating from Toledo Christian, Grant attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Finance. After graduating college, Grant moved back to Toledo and started working for Munn Wealth Management in Maumee, Ohio as a Financial Planner.

Not long after starting his full time job, God sparked a passion in Grant’s heart and he was driven to start the Toledo Christian Alumni Association, where he currently serves as president of the association. We are so thankful for Grant’s vision and his passion for connecting Alumni back into the TCS community.

Thank you Grant for making a lasting impact on the TCS community.