He will also serve as program director.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Controversy erupted last year after Horrell, a physical education teacher, was dismissed as head football coach following an investigation into the violation of Missouri athletics by-laws.
*Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Sam Horrell's titled at Clayton High School. He is a physical education teacher. This article has been updated to reflect the correct title. Former Clayton High School (CHS) football coach Sam Horrell will not return as a physical education* teacher this fall, the district confirmed Wednesday. On April 4, the Clayton Board of Education voted unanimously to not renew Horrell's contract, said Chris Tennill, chief communications officer for the School District of Clayton. The school does not have the enrollment to support another P.E. teacher, Tennill said. Horrell was the only non-tenured P.E. teacher* on staff at the high school. Tennill said the school has a total of…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Here's who's hiring in and near Richmond Heights, Clayton, University City and Ladue.
Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites to find organizations with open positions. Here are four opportunities we found this week. Who’s Hiring: City of Clayton Location: Clayton Job: Adult Softball Umpire Category: Seasonal, part-time. Experience: Previous umpiring experience preferred. Availability to work evenings and weekends. Responsibilities: This position is responsible for umpiring adult softball games and enforcing all rules. Salary: $20.00 - $30.00 per game – based on experience and certifications. To Apply: Those who are interested in applying may do so online. Who’s Hiring: University City School District Location: University City Job: High School Assistant Principal Category: Full-time Experience…
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wally Lundt introduced water polo to St. Louis-area high school students.
People are marking the death of Wally Lundt, a longtime water polo and swimming coach at Clayton High School, using social media. Here are a few excerpts from Twitter regarding his life and career in water polo coaching: @PoloMamaEmde "Your StL WP family will miss you. Thank you for paving the way for @MOWaterPolo" @sluhwp "STL WP legend Wally Lundt has passed away, helped start high school WP in STL. We all have WL to thank!" @chsglobe "Our community has lost a great friend and coach, Wally Lundt. Thank you for everything Coach Lundt." @USAWP "Sorry to hear about the passing of USA Water Polo Hall of Famer and St. Louis WP legend Wally Lundt. Thoughts go out to his friends & family." Others posted messages on Facebook. Alan Stiffelman …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Letters and interviews indicate that some Clayton students were unclear about who was permitted to participate in student workouts held at The Center of Clayton leading up to the dismissal of football coach Sam Horrell.
For weeks, the personality and reputation of one man fueled an entire community’s uprising. On May 3, Clayton High School head football coach Sam Horrell was relieved of his coaching duties by school administrators. The district released no information about the personnel decision for days, and nothing but rumors were available to fill the void. That is, until hundreds of Clayton students staged a school walkout May 6. The district could no longer afford to be silent. Administrators had not anticipated how Horrell’s dismissal would disrupt the school’s academic environment, and their lack of public explanation for why one of the school’s most popular staff members had been punished fed student dissent. On the day of the walkout, …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The longtime basketball coach at the Clayton university died Monday morning.
Funeral arrangements have been made for longtime Fontbonne University basketball coach Dr. Lee McKinney, an email shared by athletics director Maria Eftink states. The Clayton coach died Monday at his home in Florissant. A candlelight vigil for McKinney is planned at noon Wednesday for Fontbonne faculty, staff and students, the email from athletics news director Brian Hoener states. It will happen in the gym of the Dunham Student Activity Center and is being hosted by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. A visitation is planned from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. in St. Louis. A memorial ceremony celebrating McKinney's life will follow at 8 p.m. A funeral is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday at the …
The late Lee McKinney did a great deal for basketball and athletics at Fontbonne University in Clayton.
I knew Lee McKinney intimately. We all knew Lee McKinney well. I am deeply saddened by the death of this wonderful father, grandfather, husband, coach and athletic director. Lee was the personification of good sportsmanship. He cared about the athletes and their lives a lot more than he did the Ws in the score book. He built Fontbonne’s athletic program from the bench up. I never met a single person in my entire professional sports writing career who had a solitary bad word to say about Lee, who died Monday. And why would they? His attitude was 100 percent positive, 100 percent of the time. He was everybody's friend—all the time. Not so long ago, his son Dino was one of the basketball coaches at Ladue High. I always wondered where Dino’s …
Monday, April 4, 2011
UPDATE: Former Fontbonne Athlete Describes Basketball Coach Dr. Lee McKinney as Caring and Thoughtful Man
The longtime Clayton coach who served for years as the school's athletic director died Monday.
Fontbonne University basketball coach Dr. Lee McKinney was a caring man who for years effectively adopted student athletes with his wife, a former student athlete said. "He was genuinely interested in what was going on with your life," said Maria Eftink, the school's athletic director. She played basketball and volleyball at the school during the time McKinney served as coach and saw him frequently because the men's and women's basketball teams traveled together. McKinney, who had cancer, died Monday morning at his home in Florissant, athletic news director Brian Hoener said. He was surrounded by his wife, June; his two sons, Dennis and Dino; and his daughter, Dena. He had five grandchildren. A wake is planned Friday, and a funeral service…
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Class 3 District 5 basketball tournament is in full swing this week at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School.
The Class 3 District 5 postseason basketball tournament ramps up Monday night at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. The nine-team district tourney actually began on Saturday afternoon as Cleveland NJROTC defeated Confluence Prep Academy Charter, 79-48, in the district’s only weekend matchup. Monday’s quarterfinals will feature: Metro vs. Construction Careers Charter (4 p.m.), Cleveland NJROTC vs. top-seeded Cardinal Ritter (5:30 p.m.), Brentwood vs. Carnahan (7 p.m.) and Maplewood Richmond Heights vs. Lift For Life Academy (8:30). The Cleveland Commanders enter Monday with a 2-19 mark after snapping its 15-game losing streak on Saturday. Cardinal Ritter is 19-5 and is the tournament favorite along with Maplewood Richmond Heights. …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Clayton boys basketball team defeated Fort Zumwalt East, 82-66, on Jan. 10
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the team Clayton is expected to play in the semifinal round of the DC Wilcutt Tournament and the time at which the match will take place. Clayton will play Lutheran North at 8 pm. Jan. 12, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This article has been updated to reflect the correct team and time. The Clayton Greyhounds boys basketball team’s scoring machine proved to be a little too much for the Fort Zumwalt East Lions in the DC Wilcutt Tournament at Christian Brothers College High School on Jan. 10. A trio of players in double digits—Christian Thomas (26), Ahmad Smith (24) and Clayton Buchanan (18)—led the Greyhounds in the 82-66 win. Scoring lots of …