St. Mary's-Colgan High School

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St. Mary's Colgan High School
Our Lady Of Lourdes.JPG
Address
212 East 9th Street
Pittsburg, Kansas, 66762
United States
Coordinates 37°24′57″N 94°42′9″W / 37.41583°N 94.70250°W / 37.41583; -94.70250Coordinates: 37°24′57″N 94°42′9″W / 37.41583°N 94.70250°W / 37.41583; -94.70250
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Oversight Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita
President Fr. Chad Arnold
Administrator Fr. Michael Baldwin
Principal Tom Compton
Vice principal Wayne Cichon
Asst. Principal Nancy Hicks
Associate Pastors Fr. Adam Keiter, Fr. Rick Kotrba
Chaplain Fr. Chad Arnold
Grades K to 12
Color(s) Blue, White and silver               
Athletics conference Cherokee-Neosho-Crawford (CNC) League
Team name Panthers
Rival Frontenac High School
Athletic Director Kyle Wolf
Associate Athletic Director Virgil Winn
Website

St. Mary's Colgan High School is a parochial, Roman Catholic high school in Pittsburg, Kansas in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wichita. St. Mary's Colgan is under the direction of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish. The school serves students in grades K-12. The athletic teams at St. Mary's-Colgan are referred to as the Panthers and are classified as a 2-1A school according to the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

History[edit]

In January 2012 Mr. John Kraus, President of Schools, announced that he will be leaving SMC for a similar position in Colorado. In February 2012, Rev. Mike Baldwin announced that Rev. Chad Arnold, Associate Pastor and School Chaplain, will be the next President of Schools, effective July 2012.[citation needed]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

St. Mary's Colgan provides a wide variety of athletic and non-athletic programs. Athletic teams are known as the "Panthers" and classified as a 3A school according to the KSHSAA. Throughout its history, St. Mary's Colgan has won many state championships in various sports and other non-athletic programs.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

Football[edit]

One of the most successful sports programs at St. Mary's Colgan is the football team, which has won 7 state championships and has produced several collegiate athletes. From 1974-2003, the St. Mary's Colgan football team has had 7 undefeated seasons.[2] Additionally, the team won 66 consecutive games from 2001-2004.[3] The football team competes on Hutchinson Field which it shares with other local schools as allowed by the Pittsburg Public Schools. The current Head Coach is Chuck Smith.[citation needed]

Baseball[edit]

Baseball has been the most successful program during the history of St. Mary's Colgan. Throughout its history, the Panther baseball team has won 16 state championships and has produced a few collegiate athletes, similar to the football program. The Panther baseball team made a total of 30 championship game appearances from 1964-2011.[4][5] Gary Schiefelbein set the school record of stolen bases in a season with 45 in 1992.[6] Colgan went on a 7-peat state championship winning streak from 2004-2010. The current Head Coach is Mike Watt.[citation needed]

Our Lady Of Lourdes church, 2012

State championships[edit]

State Championships[1]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 7 1974, 1975, 1984, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Winter Basketball, Boys 5 1996, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008
Spring Golf, Boys 4 1996, 2009, 2010, 2011
Baseball 17 1964, 1967, 1971, 1976, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Softball 1 2010
Track and Field 1 1993
Total 33

Although the athletic programs have been the most recognized extracurricular activities, St. Mary's-Colgan also has a cheer squad and dance team that have won many awards as well. Both squads have had team members that have been recognized at the national level.[citation needed]

There are many other ways for students to get involved besides athletics: clubs, organizations, leadership groups, and more.[citation needed]


St. Mary's-Colgan High School offers the following sports:

Forensics[edit]

The Forensics program has won 2 state championships, occurring in 1985 and 1986.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Records & State Champions" (English). Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]