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HOF Coach Profile: LS West's Royce Boehm 8/4Photo Credit: Nick Smith/PrepsKC

Royce Boehm is a Boonville native who began his coaching career at Belton in 1989. He was an assistant coach for the Pirates until 1995 when he moved over to Lee’s Summit North to be a part of Harold Wambsgans first staff at the new school.

When Lee’s Summit opened its third high school in 2004 Boehm was named the Titans first head coach. West would struggle through its regular season the first year going 0-7. When the district season started, the Titans turned their season around and won three straight to claim a District title in its first year as a varsity program. The Titans would go on to defeat Raytown South in the Class 4 Sectional round before losing in the Quarterfinals.

From that point on West became a power in the Kansas City Metro. In 2005 and 2006 the Titans would advance to the Class 4 Semifinals before earning the first State championship in school history in 2007. Over the next eight years West would win two more State titles in Class 5. Boehm’s teams reached the Semifinals in six of 12 seasons, Quarterfinals in nine to go along with eight District titles and seven Conference championships. Boehm was also named Missouri Coach of the Year three times.

Boehm would finish his career 117-35 coaching numerous players who went on to college including both of his sons. His oldest son Evan would become the only offensive lineman to win the Simone Award before becoming a four-year starter at the University of Missouri and is currently in his sixth year in the NFL.

He currently lives in Lee’s Summit.