Over a span of 31 years, Coach Tom Caudill of the Ewen-Trout Creek Panthers amassed an impressive record-breaking career, securing the dominance of the team in U.P. basketball history. When he retired in 2008, Caudill had compiled a record of 558 victories and 149 losses, becoming the winningest coach in U.P. history. During that time, his Panthers won 20 Porcupine Mountain Conference titles, seven Great Western Conference titles, 13 district crowns, three regional championships and a Class D state runner-up trophy in 1982. He was named the U.P. Coach of the Year for Class D three times. In addition to coaching basketball, Caudill was the Panthers track coach for many years, winning 11 conference titles, five regional crowns and three U.P. Class D runner-up titles.