McLouth’s Stewart to coach East team in 2014 Shrine Bowl
Once again, McLouth High football coach Chris Stewart will be on the sideline for the Kansas Shrine Bowl. This time, though, he’ll be the man in charge.
Stewart has been named the head coach of the East squad for the 41st edition of the annual all-star game, set for July 26 at Pittsburg State University.
“It’s a big honor. It’s a game that’s so important for the Shriners and the kids they represent, and everyone works so hard,” said Stewart, who was an assistant coach at the 2013 Shrine Bowl in Topeka. “That’s an honor in itself, and it’s an honor to be part of such a great game with the top kids in the state of Kansas. I’m humbled by the whole thing and very fortunate to be able to do this.”
Wichita Northwest’s Steve Martin will coach the West team in 2014.
With his selection to the 2013 East coaching staff, Stewart became the third McLouth coach to participate in the game, joining Dennis Cox (1981) and Armin Landis (1979). Alongside McLouth quarterback Marc Walbridge, Stewart helped the East break a seven-game losing streak with a 22-19 win against the West at Washburn University’s Yager Stadium.
In the last two seasons, Stewart has led MHS to a combined 16-4 record and back-to-back district titles. The Bulldogs will host Troy in their playoff opener on Friday.