Logan High School (Utah)

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Logan High School
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Location
Logan, Utah
United States USA
Coordinates 41°43′45″N 111°50′24″W / 41.72917°N 111.84000°W / 41.72917; -111.84000Coordinates: 41°43′45″N 111°50′24″W / 41.72917°N 111.84000°W / 41.72917; -111.84000
Information
Established 1917
School district Logan City School District
Dean Larry Comadena
Principal Shane Ogden
Faculty 119
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1616
Color(s) Crimson & Gold
Athletics football, baseball, basketball, tennis, softball, wrestling, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, cross country, swimming, soccer
Athletics conference 4A
Mascot Grizzlies
Website

Logan High School (LHS) is a public high school in Logan, Utah, U.S., established in 1917. As part of the Logan City School District, it serves students in the 9th through 12th grades. LHS is currently in the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) class 4A.

Timeline of Logan High History[edit]

  • In 1917 the Logan City School Board voted to establish a high school, previously only offering an education through the 8th grade.
  • In 1919 a building to house LHS was completed in on the corner of Church and Federal Avenues in Logan.
  • In 1921 the first 12th grade class graduated.
  • In 1926 the school moved to the former campus of Brigham Young College, located between 100 and 300 W on 200 S in Logan.
  • In 1962 significant damage was caused to the old college buildings by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.
  • In 1968 the school's athletic field complex was named after the late Glen "Zeus" Worthington, Logan High School athletic director (1938–1967) and USU[1] and state of Utah Athletic Hall of Fame inductee.[2]
  • In 1978, a physical education complex was added.
  • In 1984 the freshman class was added to the student body. With the increasing amount of students, the Woodruff Elementary school was closed and converted to the English department and writing lab and a new Woodruff Elementary was constructed at 650 S 1000 W in Logan.
  • In 2007 a large addition was built, which included a media center, larger cafeteria, and new classrooms as well as remodeling along the south and west sides of the building.
  • During the summer of 1999 the old boy's gym was demolished and a new gymnasium, lobby, and storage area was built in its place, opening during the 2000-2001 school year.
  • During the 2003-2004 school year several athletic fields were renovated or built, including a new turf football field, softball diamond, and sand volleyball courts.
  • A new baseball diamond was constructed during the 2006-2007 school year.

Art programs[edit]

The school offers several co-curricular activities in the arts including orchestra, band, and choir programs. In addition, LHS offers a drama club and accompanying theater arts classes.

Orchestra[edit]

The LHS Orchestra includes three string orchestras with a total of about 150 students. The orchestra is divided mostly by grade level and skill; the Concert Orchestra is made up of freshman, while the Philharmonic Orchestra consists of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, the relatively new Chamber Orchestra is audition-based, and consists primarily of juniors and seniors. In 2008 the Concert and Philharmonic orchestras qualified for Utah state-level competition.

Band[edit]

LHS has two bands, the lower or symphonic band and the upper or wind band, as well as an extra jazz band class. Unlike the orchestra the bands are not split up by grade but by skill. The Wind Band and Jazz Band go on national trips every other year, visiting cities such as Boston, Chicago, New York, San Diego, and Washington D.C. They also regularly participate in state and regional festivals and competitions.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Logan High School offers 26 student clubs and 17 varsity athletic teams. Notable student organizations include the debate team, which won the Utah class 3A state title during the 2007-2008 school year and took second in the 2009-2010 4A State Tournament, the football team, which has won state titles in 1978, 1988, 1989, 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2011 the swimming team, which has claimed the state title in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005,2009, the lacrosse team, who claimed a state title in 2006, and the ice hockey team, who won the state championship in 2009. They also have a distinguished suicide checkers team that took state in 2009. Logan High is also the only school that has an end of the week club. Logan High school also has an excellent math club, and took first in the state math contest in 2011.

Logan High Football[edit]

State Championships: 1978, 1988, 1989, 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2011

Coaching: Coach Favero took the Head Coach position at Logan High in 1999. He has successfully turned the program into a state powerhouse. Logan High contends for State Championships on a yearly basis. Coach Favero has received numerous honors and awards. Here are a few: Western United States NFHS coach of the year (2008), UHSAA coach of the year (2008), 4 time UFCA coach of the year (2000, 2005, 2007, 2011), USA football champions award (2007), and 2007 NFL youth football state of Utah delegate.

Notable Player achievements: Parade All-American, Riley Nelson Max Preps 2nd Team All-American, DJ Nelson Max Preps National Player of the Week DJ Nelson 606 total yards ESPN Prep National Player of the week DJ Nelson 30 collegiate football players 43 1st team all-state players NFL Pro Bowl Tight End, Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins Merlin Olsen, former NFL hall of famer with the Los Angeles Rams Phil Olsen, former NFL player with the Los Angeles Rams Hal Garner, former NFL linebacker for the Buffalo Bills Willie Beecher, former NFL kicker for the Miami Dolphins Rod Tueller, former head coach of the Utah State Aggies men's basketball team[3]. Also served as head coach at LHS prior to taking over at USU.

Team Achievements with Coach Favero:

  • 4 Logan High Football State Championships (2000,2005,2007,2011)
  • 2 Top 100 National Rankings 2005 #72 and 2011 #92
  • 5 visits to the State Championship Game (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011)
  • 7 Region Championships (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013)

Notable alumni[edit]

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