Historic Head Coaches

These are the men that have lead this great program.

 

 

 

Glenn H. Park (1920-22) Record: 9-14-4

Harrisonville High School Principal and the first Head football coach.

 

 

Forrest Drake (1923-24) Record: 10-5

College: Culver-Stockton College


John Reid (1925-26) Record: 7-5-2

Graduate of Belton HS (Missouri)

College: Warrensburg Normal School No. 2 (now called the University of Central Missouri)

Post Harrisonville coaching: Nevada HS (Missouri)


 

Lloyd Samuels (1927-28) Record: 10-4-3

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1928 Mid-West Conference Champions (8-0)


 

Jim Garrison (1929) Record: 6-3

Graduated from Warrensburg High School

College: Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.

 


 

George Brock (1930-31) Record: 6-7-3

Graduate of Ruskin HS (Kansas City, Missouri)

College: Missouri Valley College, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, San Diego State University

Post Harrisonville Coaching: Carrollton HS (Missouri) Head Coach, Hannibal HS (Missouri) Head Coach, High School in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Head Coach

 

Career accomplishments:

George Brock was 22 years old, and fresh out of Missouri Valley College when he arrived in Harrisonville in 1930. He was coming off of all-conference honors as a tackle on an 7-0-1 team that had won the Missouri College Union championship in his final season at MVC. During his time at Harrisonville Coach Brock mentored the football, basketball and track teams. His salary for teaching and coaching was $129 a month. His contract also had a clause that he could not marry his first year on the job. In his first season as football coach his team had 33 players. Harrisonville's high school had around 150 boys at that time. That year he would guide the Wildcats to a second place finish in the Midwest Conference. After leaving Harrisonville Coach Brock would go on to coach at high school's in Milwaukee, Wis., Carrollton, and Hannibal. After serving in WWII, Brock would go into school administration as principle for high schools in Edwardsville and Aurora, Illinois. He would then return to his alma mater, Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. Coach Brock would close out his career in education as the "Dean of Students" and serving his final year as the school's interim president. George Brock's educational background included graduate and post graduate work at the University of Missouri, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and San Diego State University. In 1974 George Brock was inducted into the Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame.

 


 

 

Volney Ashford (click for link) (1932-36) Record: 25-12-4

Graduate of Marshall HS (Missouri)

College: Missouri Valley College, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Post Harrisonville Coaching: Missouri Valley College (Missouri) Head Coach

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1932 Mid-West Conference Champions (7-1)

 

Career Accomplishments:

Head Coach at Missouri Valley College (1937-1967) 197-55-12 record at MVC

41 game winning streak from 1941-47 at MVC

Led MVC to #1 Small College ranking in the country in 1949

Little All-American Coach of the Year- 1950

NAIA Coach of the Year- 1959

Twice NAIA Award of Merit winner

Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame- 1974

Missouri Sport Hall of Fame- 1981

Helms Foundation Coaches Hall of Fame

Helms Foundation National Association of Collegiate Directors Hall of Fame

Rockne Award Winner

College Football Hall of Fame- 2009

Helped to found the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

 

Jim Long (1937) Record: 2-4-2

 


 

Dick Meinershagen (1938) Record: 3-2-3

 


 

Harry Mason (1939-40) Record: 7-6-1

 


 

Harold Owens (1941) Record: 0-6-2

 

 


 

Steven Childress (1942-1947) Record: 26-14-4

Harrisonville High School Principal

 


 

Danny Bottero (1948-50) Record: 16-7-2

Graduate of Frontenac HS (Kansas)

College: Arkansas City Junior College, Pittsburg Teachers College

Accomplishments at Harrisonville: With the help of the Optimist Club he helped found the first youth football league in Harrisonville in 1964. He would act as the Director of the league.

 


 


 

Jay Anderson (1951) Record: 10-0

Graduated Northeast HS (Kansas City, Missouri)

College: William Jewell College

Previous Coaching: Pleasant Hill HS (Missouri)

Post Harrisonville Coaching: Excelsior Springs HS (Missouri)

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1951 Mid-West Conference Champions (10-0)

1951 Mineral Water Bowl Champions (10-0)

 

 


 


 

Greg Gabriel (1952-55) Record: 27-8-1

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1952 Mid-West Conference Champions (10-0)

1953 Mid-West Conference Champions (9-0)

1954 Mid-West Conference Champions (7-1-1)

 

 

 


 


 

Gene Morrison (1956-59) Record: 7-24-1

Graduated from Excelsior Springs HS (Missouri)

College: Missouri Valley College


 


 

Ed Elliot (1960) Record: 4-3-1

Graduate of Grain Valley HS (Missouri)

College: William Jewell College, Columbia University, University of Northern Colorado

 

Career Accomplishments:

President of Wayne State University, (Nebraska); (1982-1984)

12th President of Central Missouri State University (1985-1998)


 


 

Don Keck (1961-63) Record: 11-16

College: Central Missouri State University (1960), University of Missouri-Columbia (1966), Central Missouri State University (1968), Oklahoma State University (1971)

 

Career Accomplishments:

Harrisonville (Missouri)- Coaching Football & Basketball, Junior High Principal and Director of Transportation

Lowry City (Missouri)- Superintendent of Schools

Duncan (Oklahoma)- Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Richmond (Missouri)-Superintendent of Schools

Chadron State College (Nebraska)-Higher Education Position

Wayne State College (Nebraska)-Higher Education Position

Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University)-Department Head of Educational Administration from (1979-2001).


 


 

John Connor (1964-67) Record: 19-19-1

Graduate of Butler HS (Missouri)

College: William Jewell College

Previous Coaching: Gallatin HS (4 years) Head Coach

Career Accomplishments: Taught in the Harrisonville School District from (1962-1985).


 


 

Hugh Cobb (1968-74) Record: 48-22-2

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1971 West Central Conference Champions (10-0)

1973 West Central Conference Champions (7-3)

1974 West Central Conference Champions (8-1-1)

1970 Class AA State Runners-up (10-2)


 


 

Bob Barrett (1975-89) Record: 113-35-2

Graduated of Fredonia High School, Kansas

College: Pittsburg State University, Kansas

Previous Coaching: Perry-Lecompton (Kansas) Junior High Head Football Coach, Nevada High School (Missouri) Assistant Football Coach

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1975 West Central Conference Champions (9-1)

1976 West Central Conference Champions (9-1)

1977 West Central Conference Co-Champions (5-2-2)

1978 West Central Conference Champions (7-2)

1983 West Central Conference Champions (12-1)

1984 West Central Conference Champions (12-1)

1985 West Central Conference Champions (8-2)

1989 West Central Conference Co-Champions (6-3)

1980 Class 3A District 7 Qualifiers (6-4)

1981 Class 3A District 8 Champions (9-2)

1981 Class 3A State Quarterfinalist (9-2)

1983 Class 3A District 7 Champions (12-1)

1983 Class 3A State Runners-up (12-1)

1984 Class 3A District 7 Champions (12-1)

1984 Class 3A State Semifinalist (12-1)

1985 Class 4A District 7 Qualifiers (8-2)

1987 Class 4A District 7 Qualifiers (7-3)

1983 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters Class 3A Coach of the Year

One losing season in 15 seasons at Harrisonville,

Coached 6, one loss seasons at Harrisonville



 

Tim Dade (1990-2001) Record: 64-58

Graduate of Nevada HS (Missouri)

College: Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State), Pittsburg State University

Previous Coaching: Jasper HS (Missouri) Head Coach, East Newton HS (Missouri) Head Coach

Post Harrisonville Coaching: Blue Springs HS (Missouri) Defensive Coordinator

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

1992 West Central Conference Champions (7-3)

1995 West Central Conference Champions (7-3)

1996 West Central Conference Champions (9-1)

1997 West Central Conference Champions (9-1)

1998 West Central Conference Champions (10-3)

1998 Class 3A District 12 Champions (10-3)

1998 Class 3A State Semifinalist (10-3)

1997 Missouri Head Coach Mo-Kan Metro Classic All-Star Game

1999 Missouri Head Coach Mo-Kan Metro Classic All-Star Game


 


 

Fred Bouchard (2002-07) Record: 75-6

Graduated from Gunnison HS (Colorado)

College: Culver-Stockton, Northwest Missouri State University, University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Previous Coaching:

Camdenton HS (Missouri) Assistant Coach

Mark Twain HS (Missouri) Assistant Coach

Palmyra HS (Missouri) Head Coach

Culver-Stockton College (Missouri) Head Coach

Bolivar HS (Missouri) Head Coach

 

Post Harrisonville Coaching: Staley HS (Missouri)

2016 Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

2002 West Central Conference Champions (8--3)

2003 West Central Conference Champions (14-0)

2004 West Central Conference Champions (12-2)

2005 West Central Conference Champions (13-1)

2006 West Central Conference Champions (14-0)

2007 West Central Conference Champions (14-0)

2002 Class 3 District 12 Champions (8-3)

2002 Class 3 State Sectional Qualifiers (8-3)

2003 Class 3 District 12 Champions (14-0)

2003 Class 3 State Champions (14-0)

2004 Class 3 District 12 Champions (12-2)

2004 Class 3 State Runners-up (12-2)

2005 Class 3 District 12 Champions (13-1)

2005 Class 3 State Champions (13-1)

2006 Class 3 District 12 Champions (14-0)

2006 Class 3 State Champions (14-0)

2007 Class 3 District 12 Champions (14-0)

2007 Class 3 State Champions (14-0)

2003 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters Class 3 Coach of the Year

2005 Missouri Head Coach MoKan Metro Classic All-Star Game

2006 Midwest Region Coach of the Year

2006 One of 6 finalist for National Coach of the Year

2007 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscaster Class 3 Coach of the Year

2007 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 3 Coach of the Year

Coached 41 game winning streak September 9, 2005-November 24, 2007

Past president of the Missouri Football Coaches Association

 

 


 

 

Chuck Lliteras (2008-2013) Record: 60-16

College: Chadron State College (Nebraska)

 

Previous Coaching:

Chadron HS (Nebraska) Defensive Coordinator

Fort Benning Doughboys (Georgia) Defensive Backs

Chadron State College (Nebraska) Graduate Assistant

Union College (Nebraska) Defensive Coordinator

William Penn University (Iowa) Defensive Coordinator

Maryville HS (Missouri) Head Coach

Fort Osage HS (Missouri) Head Coach

Harrisonville HS (Missouri) Defensive Coordinator

Holden HS (Missouri) Head Coach

William Jewell College (Missouri) Defensive Coordinator

 

Post Harrisonville Coaching:

Blue Valley North (Kansas) Defensive Coordinator

William Jewell (Missouri) Defensive Coordinator

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

2008 Missouri River Valley West Conference Champions (9-3)

2009 Missouri River Valley West Conference Champions (11-2)

2010 Missouri River Valley West Conference Champions (12-2)

2011 Missouri River Valley West Conference Champions (11-2)

2008 Class 4 State Sectional Qualifiers (9-3)

2009 Class 4 District 13 Champions (11-2)

2009 Class 4 State Quarterfinalist (11-2)

2010 Class 4 District 14 Champions (12-2)

2010 Class 4 State Semifinalist (12-2)

2011 Class 4 District 14 Champions (11-2)

2011 Class 4 State Quarterfinalist (11-2)

2012 Class 4 District 7 Champions (11-3)

2012 Class 4 State Semifinalist (11-3)

2013 Class 4 District 7 1st Round Qualifiers (6-4)

2012 Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame

 

 

 

Brent Maxwell (2014-Present) Record: 48-18

High School: Windsor High School

College: Culver-Stockton College (Missouri), University of Central Missouri (Missouri)

Previous Coaching: Windsor High School (Missouri) Offensive Coordinator, Harrisonville High School (Missouri) Offensive Coordinator

 

Accomplishments at Harrisonville:

2014 Missouri River Valley West Conference Champions (11-2)

2014 Class 4 District 6 Champions (11-2)

2014 Class 4 Quarterfinalist (11-2)

2015 Named Missouri High School Coach of the Week by the Kansas City Chiefs & NFL 10/7/15

2015 Missouri River Valley West Champions (12-1)

2015 Class 4 District 6 Champions (12-1)

2015 Class 4 Quarterfinalist (12-1)

2016 Class 4 District 6 Champions (12-3)

2016 Class 4 State Champions (12-3)

2016 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 4 Coach of the Year

2016 KMZU 100.7fm The Farm "Dream Team" Class 4 Coach of the Year

2017 Class 4 District 6 Champions (9-4)

2017 Class 4 Quarterfinalist (9-4)

2017 KMZU 100.7fm The Farm "Dream Team" Class 4 Coach of the Year

 

 

All-time list of Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches at Harrisonville

 


Earl Whitney- Head Coach (1906-1907) 2 years
Glenn H. Park - Head Coach (1920-1922) 3 years
Forrest Drake - Head Coach (1923-1924) 2 years
John Reid- Head Coach (1925-1926) 2 years
Lloyd Samuels- Head Coach (1927-1928) 2 years
James Garrison- Head Coach (1929) 1 year
George Brock- Head Coach (1930-1931) 2 years
Volney Ashford- Head Coach (1932-1936) 5 years
Jim Long- Head Coach (1937) 1 year
Dick Meinershagen- Head Coach (1938) 1 year
Harry Mason- Head Coach (1939-1940) 2 years
Harold Owens- Head Coach (1941) 1 year
Steve Childress- Head Coach (1942-1947) 6 years
Danny Bottero- Head Coach (1948-1950) 3 years
Jay Anderson- Head Coach (1951) 1 year
Luke Scavuzzo- Assistant Coach (1951) 1 year
Greg Gabriel- Head Coach (1952-1955) 4 years
Herndon- Assistant Coach (1953) 1 year
Art Heffelfinger- Assistant Coach (1954) 1 year
Jack Mahaffie- Assistant Coach (1955-1957) 3 years
Gene Morrison- Head Coach (1956-1959); Assistant Coach (1965-1966) 6 years
Ed Elliot- Head Coach (1960) 1 year
Don Keck- Assistant Coach (1960), (1964-1965); Head Coach (1961-1963) 6 years
Dave Lyon- Assistant Coach (1960) 1 year
Robert Hodge- Assistant Coach (1961-1967) 7 years
Charles Pieper- Assistant Coach (1961-1962) 2 years
John Conner- Assistant Coach (1963), (1973); Head Coach (1964-1967) 6 years
Kenneth Dyer- Assistant Coach (1966-1969), (1971-1972) 6 years
Hugh Cobb- Head Coach (1968-1974) 7 years
Harry Yoder- Assistant Coach (1968-1969), (1971-1975) 7 years
Steve Yoder- Assistant Coach (1969-1970), (1973-1975) 5 years
Wilbur Purvis- Assistant Coach (1970-1971) 2 years
David Jones- Assistant Coach (1972-1975) 4 years
Bob Barrett- Assistant Coach (1974); Head Coach (1975-1989) 16 years
Steve Hancock- Assistant Coach (1975-1976) 2 years
Bruce Graber- Assistant Coach (1976-1989) 14 years
John Cole- Assistant Coach (1976) 1 year
Lyle Krohn- Assistant Coach (1977-1978), (1981), (1983), (1986) 5 years
Mark Lovelace- Assistant Coach (1977) 1 year
Tim Cromer- Assistant Coach (1978) 1 year
Jim Robins- Assistant Coach (1978-1979) 2 years
Dick Clark- Assistant Coach (1979) 1 year
John Culp- Assistant Coach (1980-1985) 6 years
Ed Steich- Assistant Coach (1980-1981) 2 years
Steve Hopkins- Assistant Coach (1981-1982), (1997-1998) 4 years
Loren Schweizer- Assistant Coach (1982-1984), (1986) 4 years
Rich Haas- Assistant Coach (1983-1992) 10 years
Marvin Cochran- Assistant Coach (1983) 1 year
Pat Crowe- Assistant Coach (1983) 1 year
Richard McLain- Assistant Coach (1983) 1 year
Gary Hancock- Assistant Coach (1985) 1 year
Tim Dade- Assistant Coach (1986-1989); Head Coach (1990-2001) 16 years
Todd White- Assistant Coach- (1987-1989) 3 years
Jerry Foerschler- Assistant Coach (1988), (1990), (2008-2016) 11 years
Brian Greenwell- Assistant Coach (1989) 1 year
Derek Howard- Assistant Coach (1990-1992) 3 years
Jay Harris- Assistant Coach (1991) 1 year
Brett Potts- Assistant Coach (1991-1992) 2 years
Jeff Miller- Assistant Coach (1992) 1 year
Tom Kruse- Assistant Coach (1993-1996) 4 years
Lance Gouch- Assistant Coach (1993) 1 year
Sean Martin- Assistant Coach (1993-1996) 4 years
Jeff Anderson- Assistant Coach (1994-2000) 7 years
Richard Hamshire- Assistant Coach (1994-1997) 4 years
Tom Alderton- Assistant Coach (1994-2000) 7 years
Jeff Kabance- Assistant Coach (1997-1999) 3 years
David Wilson- Assistant Coach (1998) 1 year
Dan Sell- Assistant Coach (1998-2001) 4 years
Geoff Alderman- Assistant Coach (1998, 2000) 2 years
Trent Flanary- Assistant Coach (1998-1999) 2 years
Mitch Shea- Assistant Coach (1999) 1 year
Mark Copeland- Assistant Coach (1999) 1 year
Kirk Hannah- Assistant Coach (2000-2008) 9 years
Wayne Hayes- Assistant Coach (2000) 1 year
Brad Plackmeier- Assistant Coach (2000-2002) 3 years
Guy Berkenpas- Assistant Coach (2000-2002) 3 years
Chris Grantham- Assistant Coach (2001-2004) 4 years
Kyle Schenker- Assistant Coach (2001-2018) 18 years
Fred Bouchard- Head Coach (2002-2007) 6 years
Doug Gillispie- Assistant Coach (2002-2004) 3 years
Taylor Middleton- Assistant Coach (2002-2004) 3 years
Nathan Dains- Assistant Coach (2002-2003) 2 years
Jeff Hofsetter- Assistant Coach (2002) 1 year
Ryan Morgan- Assistant Coach (2003-2004) 2 years
Steve Dains- Assistant Coach (2003-2006) 4 years
Justin Sharp- Assistant Coach (2003-2007) 5 years
Shawn Terry- Assistant Coach (2004-2006) 3 years
Quentin Hamner- Assistant Coach (2004), (2006-2007) 3 years
Jeremy Hayes- Assistant Coach (2004-2005) 2 years
Chuck Lliteras- Assistant Coach (2005); Head Coach (2008-2013) 7 years
Brad Hunter- Assistant Coach (2005-2007) 3 years
Jerrod Steffens- Assistant Coach (2005-2007) 3 years
Abe Lewis- Assistant Coach (2005-2006) 2 years
Phil Lite- Assistant Coach (2006-2007) 2 years
Mike Terrants- Assistant Coach (2006) 1 year
Jade Samborski- Assistant Coach (2006), (2008) 2 years
Brent Maxwell- Assistant Coach (2006-2013); Head Coach (2014-2018) 13 years
Tom Meeks- Assistant Coach (2007-2018) 12 years
Matt Tarwater- Assistant Coach (2007) 1 year
Josh Bebout- Assistant Coach (2007-2008) 2 years
Geoff Dalton- Assistant Coach (2008) 1 year
Karl Zubeck- Assistant Coach (2008-2011) 4 years
Caleb Van Dyke- Assistant Coach (2008-2010) 3 years
Joel McGhee- Assistant Coach (2008-2011) 4 years
Zach Sherman- Assistant Coach (2008-2011) 4 years
Matt Pyle- Assistant Coach (2009-2013) 5 years
Bobby Brewster- Assistant Coach (2009) 1 year
Zach Cunningham- Assistant Coach (2009-2013) 5 years
Ryan Scott- Assistant Coach (2009) 1 year
David Sanders- Assistant Coach (2010-2011) 2 years
Jake McKinnis- Assistant Coach (2011-2012), (2014-2018) 7 years
Jim Campbell- Assistant Coach (2011-2018) 8 years
Reuben Hartzler- Assistant Coach (2012-2016) 5 years
Chad Culpepper- Assistant Coach (2012-2016) 5 years
Ryan Peters- Assistant Coach (2012-2015) 4 years
Giddeon Lockett- Assistant Coach (2013-2018) 6 years
Logan Kelim- Assistant Coach (2014- 2015) 2 years
Joe Rohlfing- Assistant Coach (2014) 1 year
Chris Norris- Assistant Coach (2015-2018) 4 years
Michael Culpepper- Assistant Coach (2015-2016) 2 years
Joe Dahman- Assistant Coach (2015-2017) 3 years
Zech Blaine- Assistant Coach (2016) 1 year
Tyson Miller- Assistant Coach (2016-2018) 3 year
Michael Dayak- Assistant Coach (2016) 1 year

Jonathan Schoonover- Assistant Coach (2017) 1 year

Phil Rogers- Assistant Coach (2017) 1 year

Kevin Adkins- Assistant Coach (2017-2018) 2 year

Logan Smith- Assistant Coach (2017) 1 year

Alex Bartlett- Assistant Coach (2017) 1 year

James Pesek- Assistant Coach (2018) 1 year

Eric Sullins- Assistant Coach (2018) 1 year

Adam Heslinga- Assistant Coach (2018) 1 years

 

 

 

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