Mark Littrell - Retirement
Congratulations to Mark Littrell, who recently announced his retirement from Coaching and Teaching from the Leavenworth School District.
Prior to joining the Leavenworth Pioneers in 2013, Mark Littrell returned to the Kansas City area from being an Assistant Coach with Gene Weir of the Richland Rebels of Richland Hills, TX. Coach Littrell was with the Rebels from 2008 to 2012 (5).
During Mark Littrell's time with the Leavenworth Pioneers, they achieved a record of 16W-42L in 58 career games. In that time, the Pioneers closed out their time in the Sunflower League after 37 seasons, and recently began a new start in the United Kansas League while still maintaining their staple on the east side of the Football bracket. The Pioneer's most recent success landed them a 6-5 record in the 2014 season.
That 2014 season sparked a playoff win against the Seaman Vikings in week-10.
As the High School Football world makes it's cycles around the Kansas City area, Mark Littrell's coaching career began in the Olathe #233 with the Olathe South Falcons under Bud Wheeler, and Wayne McGinnis as an Assistant Coach.
During Mark Littrell's tenure as Head Coach from 1998 to 2007. In that time, the Falcons finished with an impressive 71W-33L in 104 career games coached. The Falcons had a 10W-5L in 15 playoff games, with three second place finishes in the 6A State Finals.
The Falcons lost to Garden City Buffaloes in 1999 with a slim 14-7 final score. Following Garden City, the Hutchinson SaltHawks under former Head Coach Randy Dreiling (ST Aquinas Saints) defeated the Falcons in 2004 (10-3), and 2007 (9-4).
While coaching against his counterparts in the Olathe #233, Littrell's Falcons finished 6-6 in 12 games vs. the Olathe East Hawks, 4-7 in 11 games vs. the Olathe North Eagles, and 4-0 against the Olathe Northwest Ravens.
Congratulations to Mark Littrell and his family on a great retirement!
Year - School - Record/League
98 - OSF 7-2, 6-1
99 - OSF 10-2, 6-1 - 2nd 6A State loss to Garden City Buffaloes
00 - OSF 8-1, 6-1
01 - OSF 8-1, 6-1
02 - OSF 2-7, 2-5
03 - OSF 2-7, 2-5
04 - OSF 10-3, 6-1 - 2nd 6A State loss to Hutchinson SaltHawks
05 - OSF 9-2, 7-0
06 - OSF 6-4, 4-3
07 - OSF 9-4, 5-2 - 2nd 6A State loss to Hutchinson SaltHawks
13 - LVP 3-7, 3-5
14 - LVP 6-5, 1-4
15 - LVP 2-8, 0-5
16 - LVP 1-8, 1-5
17 - LVP 3-6, 2-4 - Last season in Sunflower League
+ 18 - LVP 1-8, 1-5 - United Kansas League