Chester "Chet" Trail, Sylvania Schools - How I Became the Director of Diversity

Chester Trail was born in Doreen, Missouri on January 19, 1944 to the union of Eddie and Missouri Trail; raised in Toledo, Ohio. He is the third oldest of 10 siblings. Pastor Trail later married Donna Marie Amos on January 18, 1964. They have been married for 58 years. From this union are three daughters; Victoria, Dana and Tiffani and, blessed with five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Chester Trail, “Chet”, graduated from Libbey High School in 1962 where he received “All-State” honors in basketball and baseball. Chet was inducted into the Libbey Hall of Fame, Toledo City League Hall of Fame and the NWOB OA Hall of Fame. He was drafted to play professional baseball for the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles Organization; played in the league for 7 years. He coached 8 years at Sylvania Southview, girls’ basketball and also coached track & field.

Pastor Trail was a local and national sales representative for Blue Cross of Northwest Ohio for 10 years and for Savage and Associates for 20 years. Later, in the business field, he worked for the Toledo Public Schools as the Linkage Coordinator for “at risk” ninth grade students from 2008 to 2009; also, served as an advisor for the Probation Department for Oregon Municipal Court. Currently, he is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Sylvania City Schools.

Currently and for the past 21 years, Bishop Chester Trail is serving as Pastor of Grace Temple, The Church of Grace.

Recently, the City of Toledo named Chester Trail as Ambassador for Little League Baseball.