HOF Coach Profile: Leavenworth's Mark Littrell 7/8

Mark Littrell

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: July 8, 2018 - 8:13 AM

Littrell graduated from Smithville High School in 1971 before attending Truman State University where he graduated in 1976. His first coaching job was as an assistant at St. Joseph Benton High School where he coached football, wrestling and track.

In 1982 Littrell moved across the state line to Olathe where he was named the head wrestling coach and was an assistant on the football team.

Littrell took over the Falcons program in 1998 and led it to a 76-32 record. In that time the Falcons won four district titles, four regional championships, three sectional championships and was runner-up to the state champion three times.

After returning to the Metro in 2013 Littrell took over the program at Leavenworth. In 2014 the Pioneers won the district and regional titles for the first time in school history.

Littrell has been named a Chiefs coach of the week eight times, Chiefs coach of the year twice and the Sunflower League coach of the year once. He has also honored with the GKCFCA Dave Bassore Man of the Year Award in 2008 and 2014.

The last 40 years has seen Littrell as a pillar of the coaching community. As one of the founding members of the GKCFCA he has been a member of the executive board and a past president. He has also coached in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters All-Star Game and the GKCFCA Kansas vs. Missouri All Star Game including this past year leading Kansas to a 30-0 victory.