Warren 'Bud' Lathrop coached boys basketball at three different Missouri high schools from 1958 until 2006. His 956 wins (956-300) rank seventh in the history of high school boys basketball nationally.
He began his coaching career in 1958 with two season in Mound City, Missouri, followed by one season in Fulton, Missouri. In 1961, he returned to his hometown of Raytown, Missouri and was named coach at the brand new Raytown South High School.
While at Raytown South, his Cardinals won four state championships, made the state final four 10 times, and won 34 conference titles.
- William Jewell College: Lathrop Named To Jewell Hall Of Fame.
- Independence Examiner: Lathrop Retires.[permanent dead link]
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