Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chesty Lions: Dirk Wedd Final Season


Alumnus & Head Coach Dirk Wedd to retire after 2017


Recently announced over the Twitter world 11/30/16, Lawrence Chesty Lions and alumni of the school Dirk Wedd will call the 2017 his final leading the Lions on to the gridiron. 

Coach Dirk Wedd is no stranger to the City of Lawrence, and Lawrence High School. 

Having walked the halls himself, he is a graduate of the '70 class, he had the opportunity to play for Lawrence Football legend Al Woolard. 

Entering the 2017 season, he enters with a record of 99W - 82L - 181GC - 543 W%. Once he attains his 100th win, Dirk Wedd will join some great company of Lawrence Head Coaches with 100 or more wins. Al Woolard (152-12-5 from 1950-1968) and Bill Freeman (134-38 from 1974-1989).  

Currently in SFL History, he stands #10th all-time out of 86 Head Coaches. Counterpart, and fellow Chesty Lion alumnus and Free State Head Coach Bob Lisher is #6 all-time with a record of 128-83. The Chesty Lions and Firebirds will again meet for one of the best rivalries in the Sunflower League in week-8! 


Sunflower Top 10 Career Records - 1954 to Present 

1   - Dick Purdy - SMW & LAW 175-59-3 (1967-1980, 1990-1998)
2   - Jeff Meyers - OE 162-75 (1992-2014)
3   - Gene Weir - ON 153-31 (1989-2002, 2012-2014) - 1981-89 #'s not counted as in EKL
4   - Bill Freeman - LAW 134-38 (1974-1989)
5   - John Davis - SMS 131-57-5 (1966-1985)
6   - @ Bob Lisher - LFS 128-83 (1997-2017)
7   - Al Woolard - LAW 127-7-2 (1954-1968)
8   - Larry Taylor - SMN 110-31-4 (1964-1978)
9   - @ Tim Callaghan - SMW 103-45 (2003-2017)
10 -  @ Dirk Wedd - LAW 99-82 (1998-2017)

@ = Active Head Coach 



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