We Are Proud to Present the JRI Hospitality Hall of Fame

Mike Goll accepting his award at the JRI Hall of Fame

JRI Hospitality is proud to announce and launch its very own Hall of Fame to honor those who go above and beyond for our community. On February 3rd, we inducted Mike Goll at our inaugural ceremony at the Salina Country Club, honoring his life and achievements for the community.

Read our article below to learn more about the honoree and the hall of fame ceremony.

Mike Goll Has Had a Tremendous Impact on Salina’s Youth

Micheal “Mike” Goll (Coach Mike Goll) was in education and coaching for 41 years. During his tenure, he was named National Coach of the Year, won 4 State Team Titles, and coached 6 Doubles State Champions. 

He began his teaching and coaching career at Kensington and Solomon, before settling down in Salina. Mike was a head coach at Salina Central High School for 25 seasons and an assistant coach for another 7. He also coached at Salina South Middle School for 15 years. 

Mike has a master’s degree from Kansas State University, a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University, and an associate degree from Cloud County Community College. His family includes his wife Brenda and sons Chandler, Connor, and Spencer. 

Coach Goll’s other achievements include being named Midwest Sectional Coach of the Year (Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota), USTA Kansas Coach of the Year, he was honored twice with the Kansas Overall Coach of the Year award and was also twice named Kansas 5A Coach of the Year. 

Besides the 4 State Team titles, Mike also led the Salina Central teams to 15 Regional titles, 16 League titles, and ten Top 3 finishes at State. Mike had the privilege to work with many great coaches throughout his career as well as train 118 State Medalists and countless athletes who’ve achieved the 100 Varsity Win Club.

How We Celebrated Mike’s Achievements at the Hall of Fame

To honor a man as impactful as Mike, we know we had to throw a celebration as big as his influence. 

There was an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and music, followed by the induction ceremony. Mike was inducted by Jason Ingermanson, Salina native and JRI Hospitality President, as well as a former athlete of Mike’s. 

“We are very pleased to be able to honor Mike as our first inductee into the new JRI Hospitality Hall of Fame,” Ingermanson said. “Mike has had a tremendous impact on the youth of our community as a coach and mentor, and I know first-hand what an incredible coach and role model he is for the area’s youth.”

JRI Hospitality is Proud to Launch Our Hall of Fame

JRI Hospitality owns and operates restaurants in 15 states. The company is a franchisee of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers brand and is actively working to attract new franchisees for the three brands they own – Mokas Cafe, The Original Grande, and Chompie’s Restaurants. Additionally, JRI owns and operates the Salina Country Club. 

We are honored to celebrate the life and achievements of Mike Goll and look forward to highlighting the incredible achievements of other community members at our hall of fame. Contact us today to learn how to get more involved with JRI.