Class of 2013 Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Bio Series: Efren Molina, Builders’ Category

Efren Molina, better known as Coach e, was born in 1958 and was raised on Chicago’s far south side. His parents emigrated from Mexico; he lived there briefly as a child and maintains close ties to his family and village in Mexico. Along with his father, Jose, Coach e has 2 brothers, Paul and Sergio, and a sister, Ninfa, not to mention many nephews and nieces. He has called Chicago’s north side his home for over 30 years.


Coach e was a product of the Chicago Public School system and graduated from Sullivan elementary school, and then Bowen High School in 1976. After a brief time as a laborer at U.S. Steel’s South Works 54″ beam plant, he received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University in Interior Architecture.



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