Dr. Doug Kuhlmann
Director of Activities and Development
636.928.5100 ext. 1014

@DougKuhlmann

“…to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”

Ephesians 4:12

 

Cougar Athletics

Welcome!  Lutheran High School aims to provide excellent opportunities for students to develop and display their talents through competition. Our activities are conducted as an integral component of the overall educational experience at LHS with the goal of having all students strive to reach their God-given potential.

In accordance with nurturing personal growth, the central goal of the athletics program is to foster personal Christian characteristics and qualities of respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, commitment, reliability, common sense and perseverance.  The values learned through the athletic experience at LHS will equip student-athletes for lives of Christian service.  We offer a variety of competitive sports for both men and women.  Our coaches are dedicated men and women who strive for excellence both on and off the field and encourage each of our student-athletes to be positive witnesses for Christ!

Our Cougar athletic teams are members of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and the Archdiocesan Athletic Association (AAA). This dual affiliation offers our student-athletes a variety of opportunities for competition and post-season play. As an athlete, our programs offer the coaching, the facilities, and the competition to challenge you and thrill you!

Let me know if there is anything that our staff can do to assist you in achieving your goals during your time at LHS.

Sincerely,

Dr. Doug Kuhlmann
Director of Activities and Development

 

Recommended Reading:

  1. Strategies for Coaching Parents
  2. Fan Behavior At Contests
  3. Coach-Player-Parent Communication
  4. Multi-Sport Participation
  5. Social Media & Positive Coaching
  6. Sportsmanship & Citizenship

Dr. Doug Kuhlmann - Activities Director

dkuhlmann@lhssc.org 

Doug Kuhlmann enters his tenth year as the Director of Activities at Lutheran High School and 21st year in the ministry.

Dr. Kuhlmann came to LHS in the fall of 2001 from Lincoln Lutheran High School where he served as a Spanish teacher and …

coached football, baseball, track and field, golf, and powerlifting (where his team won 2 Nebraska State Championships).  Kuhlmann finished up his decade run as the head coach of the LHS Cougar football team in 2011 and was named the All-Independent Coach of the Year for the East Central Coaches Association both 2003 and 2004 when the Cougars went a combined 17-5 and a birth in the state quarterfinals.

Dr. Kuhlmann is a graduate of Lutheran High School in Portland, Oregon where he was a two year All-State selection at linebacker and offensive line. He played college football at Concordia, Nebraska as a defensive and offensive lineman. He was an Academic All-American while a Bulldog in 1997.  Kuhlmann received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in History in 1998 from Concordia. He has a Spanish teaching endorsement from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He also earned a Masters Degree in Secondary Administration in 2006 from CUNE.  In 2016, he earned doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Management with an emphasis in Sports Leadership from Concordia, Chicago.  

At Lutheran High School St. Charles he has served as a teacher in Spanish, Weight Training, 9th grade PE, and Recreational Sports in addition to other various duties.  Doug’s wife, Sara is a 3rd grade teacher at Zion Lutheran Church and School, where he also serves as the Church Council and Congregation’s vice-president.  Sara and Doug are blessed with three daughters, Grace (12), Olivia (9), and Ashley (5)

Jim Clark - Assistant Athletic Director

clark@lhssc.org

Jim Clark is entering his 5th year at Lutheran High.  Mr. Clark teaches Geometry and Algebra 3 along with carrying out the duties as Assistant Athletic Director.  He taught math for 34 years in the St. Charles, Wentzville and Francis Howell school districts before …

 

retiring in 2013. He also spent 10 years as an assistant principal during that time. 

Mr. Clark helped start the Lutheran High track program and was an assistant coach until 2014.  He is responsible for game day communication with opposing teams, officials, and school administrators, and the upkeep and set up of Lutheran’s athletic facilities for all games.

Jim and his wife Kathy, a retired teacher, have four daughters. They are all Lutheran High alum Erin (’00),  Kara (’03),  Lisa (’05), and Jaclyn (’08). While not working at Lutheran High, Mr. Clark keeps busy with his 11 grandchildren.

Jana Leppien - Activities Assistant

athletic@lhssc.org

Jana Leppien is beginning her 7th year at Lutheran High in the Activities Department. She is a member of Immanuel Lutheran – St. Charles. She served in Immanuel’s athletic department and the school office before joining the staff at Lutheran High School…

She was a member of the Lutheran High School Board of Directors and was part of key changes at LHS; 4 x 4 block scheduling and the introduction of  1 to 1 technology. 

Jana is a graduate of Milwaukee Lutheran High School (’87) and attended Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington,IL. Her husband Dave is a Walgreens manager in O’Fallon. They have 3 daughters who have all attended Lutheran High School,  Meagan (’12), Hannah (’14), and Emma (’19). 

Mark Daniels - Athletic Trainer

mark.daniels@athletico.com

Mark Daniels earned his B.S. Ed. from Missouri State University in Physical Education, Athletic Training, and General Science.  He 

earned NCAA Division II All-American honors as a football fullback at Missouri State.  He finished second in the nation inearned NCAA Division II All-American honors as a football fullback at Missouri State.  He finished second in the nation inscoring and 12th  in rushing.  He earned his M.S. at the University of Oregon in Exercise Physiology.  Mark has taught middle school science 9 years, and high school chemistry and biology 4 years.  He was an Athletic Training faculty member at Missouri State University for 16 years. Mark has taught anatomy, biomechanics, injury evaluation, first aid, fitness for living, and the capstone course for student athletic trainers.  He worked 5 years for Johnson & Johnson, selling orthopedist suture anchors. Mark has made presentations at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association National Symposium in lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthotic therapy.  He has coached boy’s and girl’s soccer for 19 years from U5 – U18 including the varsity level.  He has cared for high school athletes for more than 29 years.  Mark really enjoys biking or elliptical as part of his weekly routine and his recreational time by golfing, walking, hiking, and swing dancing with his wife Linda.

Mr. Daniels is an excellent communicator and extremely knowledgeable in the realm of medicine and he will work with our student athletes to meet all their training needs.  In addition, he looks forward to working with our families and provide enhanced care this school year and beyond.  Should you have any questions for him, we encourage you to contact him directly:

Cell Phone (text or call) – (417) 839-9920

Cougar Highlights

  • Athlete Spotlight - Noah Saffer, Senior - Varsity Boys Swim

    The senior took 2 individual first place finishes at the recent AAA Conference swim championships as well as a first place on the 400 free relay team. Noah’s 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly swims not only won him gold medals, but also were personal records. Noah was a member of the LHS State Championships Team for the 400 free relay, and the squad broke the school record by 5 seconds, with Noah’s split being another personal best. 

     

     

  • LHS Welcomes Dr. Vince Lai

    Lutheran High welcomes Dr. Vince Lai as our new Sports Medicine Surgeon. 

    Click for more info on Dr. Lai. 

  • Fan Behavior at Contests

    LHS considers sportsmanship a top priority. It is the expectation that all coaches, players, officials and spectators respect the integrity and judgment of everyone involved in all contests, including opponents and game officials. In accordance with our philosophy and goals, the promotion of sportsmanship is integral to the functioning of the AAA Conference and to LHS. 

    Realize there is enough pressure on athletes to perform as it is.  Added pressure from reacting to mistakes and being critical and negative to coaches, players, and officials create unneeded stress and take away from the fun of sport.  LHS has made a commitment to promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators at all athletic events. 

    To make this cooperative effort the most rewarding it can be for parents, athletes, coaches, officials, and visiting fans; the following is our “Sportsmanship High Fives”:

    -Show respect for the opponent at all times
    -Show respect for the officials
    -Know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the contest
    -Maintain self-control at all times
    -Recognize and appreciate skill in performance regardless of team

    It is important to realize that each school has their own vision of what good sportsmanship entails. Ensure that you understand OUR philosophy. There will be some schools that visit LHS or when we are on the road, which do not have the same ideals that we have and will not conduct themselves accordingly.  We know what we stand for and will act accordingly.

    I look forward to seeing you as we all join together to encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials, and fans at every game. We count on you, our fans, to cheer loudly for great play and to be a positive factor in the success of all our programs.

     
  • Social Media Use

    Our coaches and directors use Twitter as a primary means of sharing information about our programs.  We use social media to disseminate results of contests/games, changes in the practice schedule, game cancellations, hi-lights of games, all-conference and all-district results, etc.   We share pictures and information with our LHS fan-base and community on a consistent basis as a means to develop a stronger sense of school spirit and support!  

    Likewise, there is a level of professionalism for our students.  In addition to the AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) that all students sign, our approach to social media oversight ultimately allows LHS students players much freedom and shows that we trust them to use good judgment.  Once a student posts or tweets a message, it is captured and indexed by any number of search engines that crawl the Internet. This means that a message never actually goes away, even if the player has second thoughts and decides to delete it. Practicing a modicum of appropriate behavior and message or professionalism for students is a must.

     

  • LHS Athletics & Twitter

    At the spring sports parent meeting, we spent some time speaking about Twitter and how our Activities Department utilizes social media to share information.  During the 2016-2017 school year, LHS has experienced a lot of media coverage on the news and an uptick in our social media usage.  We are excited about what we can do to continue to increase our exposure and hi-light the events and the success that our student body experiences. 



    Many of you have joined us on Twitter and on Facebook.  If you have not had an opportunity to do so yet, we would like to encourage you to do so.   Coaches of each sport and activity leaders use Twitter to disseminate results of contests/games, changes in the practice schedule, game cancellations, hi-lights of games, all-conference and all-district results, etc.   We share pictures and information with our LHS fan-base and community on a consistent basis as a means to develop a stronger sense of school spirit and support!  



    Again, we hope that you have already been “following” us….if not, feel free to do so.  If you need assistance, here is an easy “how-to” for signing up for an account:  

    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Twitter-Account



    There is also an attached pdf that illustrates how simple and quick this is.  If you do not want to have an account, but would like to receive the updates, we encourage you to do that, as well.   

    To follow our updates on twitter, go to www.twitter.com/lutherancougars to see our tweets.  Please note, to have our tweets sent directly to your phone via SMS, you will need to sign up for a twitter account. 
 

        •    General Information – @LutheranCougars
        •    Activities Department – @LuHiActivities
        •    Assistant AD Jim Clark – @jimclark8296
        •    Theatre – @LHSSCTheatre
        •    Music – @LHSCougarMusic
        •    Scholar Bowl – @cougarbrainteam
        •    Robotics – @LHSRoboteers
        •    Sapphires – @LHSCougarSpirit  
        •    (Performance) Strength and Conditioning – @LHSperformance
        •    Boys/Girls Soccer – @LHSSoccerFC
        •    Softball – @LHSCougarSB
        •    Track and Field/Cross Country – @LutheranXC_TF
        •    Boys/Girls Swim – @CouglesSwimming
        •    Boys/Girls Golf – @LutheranGolf
        •    Football – @lhscougarfb
        •    Boys Volleyball – @LHSCougarVB
        •    Girls Volleyball@LHSCougarGVB
        •    Boys Basketball – @LHSCougarHoops
        •    Girls Basketball – @LHSCougarGBB
        •    Tennis – @LHSSC_Tennis
        •    Wrestling – @LHSSCwrestling
        •    Baseball – @LHSCougarball
        •    Booster – @LHSCougarball
    ​    •    Jr. Cougars – @@LHSJrCougar
        •    Dr. Kuhlmann – @DougKuhlmann 

    
If you need any assistance in signing up or using Twitter, please contact Jana Leppien (or your son/daughter!): athletic@lhssc.org  (636) 928-5100 


  • Sportsmanship at Lutheran High

    LHS families, 

    Welcome back to the second semester at LHS. I hope that you all enjoyed Christmas and New Years and had a relaxing time with your family and friends over break. 

    I want to take a moment and thank each of you for your continued support of the Lutheran High School Activities Department. Our 22 programs, 42 teams, over 250 athletes, dedicated group of 50+ coaches and the school administration appreciate all that you do! Your support, as a parent, is critical for our success as a department.  Whether it be attending games, being a member of the Booster Club, supporting our upcoming Trivia Night, etc. we appreciate your partnership!

    Lutheran High School considers sportsmanship a top priority. It is the expectation that all coaches, players, officials and spectators respect the integrity and judgment of everyone involved in all contests, including opponents and game officials. In accordance with our philosophy and goals, the promotion of sportsmanship is integral to the functioning of the AAA Conference and to Lutheran High School. Sportsmanship is a concrete measure of the understanding of and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, and integrity.  Our sportsmanship and behavior at contests also allows others to see Jesus in the way that we act and react to adversity, our overacting priority about all other things! 

    Realize there is enough pressure on athletes to perform as it is.  Added pressure from reacting to mistakes and being critical and negative to coaches, players, and officials create unneeded stress and take away from the fun of sport.  LHS has made a commitment to promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches and spectators at all athletic events. Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials, competitors, and other fans will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the event site. 

    To make this cooperative effort the most rewarding it can be for parents, athletes, coaches, officials, and visiting fans; the following is our “Sportsmanship High Fives”:

    -Show respect for the opponent at all times
    -Show respect for the officials
    -Know, understand, and appreciate the rules of the contest
    -Maintain self-control at all times
    -Recognize and appreciate skill in performance regardless of team

    It is important to realize that each school has their own vision of what good sportsmanship entails. Ensure that you understand OUR philosophy. There will be some schools that visit LHS or when we are on the road, which do not have the same ideals that we have and will not conduct themselves accordingly.  We know what we stand for and will act accordingly.

    I look forward to seeing you as we all join together to encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, officials, and fans at every game. We count on you, our fans, to cheer loudly for great play and to be a positive factor in the success of all our programs.

    Winning is an Attitude!

    Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
    Director of Development and Activities
    @DougKuhlmann

  • Stay Informed With LHS Activities: Use Social Media

    Have you signed up for a Twitter account yet?  Coaches of each sport and activity leaders use Twitter to disseminate results of contests/games, changes in the practice schedule, game cancellations, hi-lights of games, all-conference and all-district results, etc.   We share pictures and information with our LHS fan-base and community on a consistent basis as a means to develop a stronger sense of school spirit and support!  

    We hope that you have already been “following” us….if not, you are strongly encouraged to do so.  We use Twitter as a primary means of sharing the aforementioned information.  If you are not following us, you may miss something important!  If you need assistance, here is an easy “how-to” for signing up for an account: 

    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Twitter-Account

    Even if you do not want to have an account, but would like to receive the updates, we encourage you to do that, as well.   To follow our updates on twitter, go to www.twitter.com/lutherancougars to see our tweets.  Please note, to have our tweets sent directly to your phone via SMS, you will need to sign up for a twitter account. 

    General Information – @LutheranCougars
    Booster Club – @BoosterClubLHS
    Theatre – @LHSSCTheatre
    Music – @LHSCougarMusic
    Scholar Bowl – @cougarbrainteam
    Robotics – @LHSRoboteers
    (Performance) Strength and Conditioning – @LHS_Performance
    Boys/Girls Soccer – @LHSSoccerFC
    Softball – @LHSCougarSB
    Track and Field/Cross Country – @LutheranXC_TF
    Boys/Girls Swim – @CouglesSwimming
    Boys/Girls Golf – @LutheranGolf
    Football – @lhscougarfb
    Volleyball – @LHSCougarVB
    Boys Basketball – @LHSCougarHoops
    Girls Basketball – @LHSCougarGBB
    Tennis – @LHSSC_Tennis
    Wrestling – @lutheranmatrats
    Baseball – @LHSCougarball
    Sapphires – @LHS CougarSpirit
    Dr. Kuhlmann – @DougKuhlmann 
    Mrs. Leppien – @LuHiActivities
    Mr. Clark – @JClark8296

    If you need any assistance in signing up or using Twitter, please contact Jana Leppien (or your son/daughter!):

    athletic@lhssc.org

  • LHS Cougar Club

    LHS families,

    Are you a Booster Club member yet for 2017-2018?  As you may know, the LHS Booster Club exists to promote the activity programs, increase community interest, and recognize the achievements of LHS activities, teams and students.  

    Many families, supporters, and friends of Lutheran High School have already shown their support for the LHS Activities Program and the Booster Club by becoming members of “The Cougar Club.”  “Cougar Club” members receive many benefits such as admission to games and events, preferred parking, apparel, banners, and many other items!



    Please see the attached document describing the different levels of The Cougar Club, and join today!  You may pay online at https://lutheranhighstcharles.com/support/booster-club/ or send payment to the school office.  Business owners may also sponsor our Activities Program as Champion’s Club members (contact Director of Development and Activities, Dr. Kuhlmann for more information at DKuhlmann@lhssc.org).  

    Why do we need your support?  Our main goals for this year are to:



    1. Promote pride, respect, spirit, and unity among LHS students, staff, families, and supporters.

    2. Promote the LHS interscholastic activities program as an integral part of the total education program. 

    3. Maintain a comprehensive activity program which seeks the highest development of all participants.



    We look forward to partnering with you!  If we can ever be of any assistance to get you involved in an event or fundraiser, or anything else to further our goals, please contact one of our executive team members:

 

     Go Cougars!



    Brady Westphal, President
    Danny Soiab, Vice-President

    Justin Popkey, Secretary
    Cliff Langston, Treasurer

  • LHS Hires Head XC Coach for 2017-18

    Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Sam Weinhold as our head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Sam Weinhold has served in a variety of coaching positions throughout the years. Sam was previously the head Varsity Baseball coach in Shiner, Texas and in his second year finished strong with 9-1 record in district play which ended with winning the district title. While also in Texas, Sam was the Head Coach for the middle school Football and Basketball teams. Along with those responsibilities, he was also an assistant Varsity Football and Basketball coach at the High School level. During Sam’s time in Texas, he was also asked to help with both Middle School Track and the High School Track team which ended with both Girls and Boys winning state.

    Looking to get back home to the St. Louis area, Sam was offered a teaching position at Child of God Lutheran School and was also named Athletic Director and has maintained this distinction since 2015. While at Child of God, Sam has been blessed to be able to coach Cross Country and Basketball. Sam also serves the congregation of Child of Church in a leadership position as an elder. At his alma mater, Lutheran High, Sam has also been active in coaching both Varsity and JV Baseball.

    Sam attended Lutheran High St. Charles graduating in 2007. While attending Lutheran High St. Charles Sam was a member of the Baseball and Wrestling teams. Following Lutheran High Sam attended Central Missouri where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice. Following Central Missouri Sam continued his education at Texas State where he received a master’s degree in Secondary Education.

    Coach Weinhold joins our cross country staff to add to our already-excellent team of experienced, knowledgeable coaches:  Mrs. Elizabeth Fruend, Miss Sarah Kortze, and Pastor James Uglum.  Coach Weinhold is excited to be back at LHS serving as his alma mater and is looking forward to developing relationships with our students and families as we grow and build on the solid foundation of former Coach Chris Mizel.  We look forward to Mr. Weinhold working with our cross country program!

     

  • LHS Hires Head Baseball Coach for 2017-18

    Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Andy Lueck as our head baseball coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Andy Lueck has served in a variety of coaching positions throughout the years. Andy started his coaching career in 2007 at LHS as the Assistant Varsity Basketball coach for his alma mater Lutheran High (5 years). Andy was the JV Baseball Head Coach for one year, and was an Assistant Baseball Coach for the St. Peters Legion Baseball team (6 years).  In 2007 he was named the Freshmen Basketball Coach at LHS and served in that role for 4 years and compiled a 48-17 record. That same year he became the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach building the program alongside Coach Dennis Lueck for the past 9 seasons with a 149-80-1 record which included 3 District Championships, 6 Conference Championships and a 3rd Place finish in the MO Class 3 State Championships in 2015. In 2015 he received the MHSBCA Class 3 Assistant Coach of the Year award. Andy has also coached last 3 seasons as the JV Basketball Coach at LHS with a 34-37 record and has been an Assistant Baseball Coach with the Rawlings Xtreme High School Baseball Club.

    Andy attended Lutheran High St. Charles graduating in 2005. While attending Lutheran High St. Charles Andy was a member of the Baseball and Basketball teams. He served as the captain for the 2005 basketball team and the 2004 and 2005 baseball team. He set a few individual records that he still holds in both sports to this day. He was voted by his teammates and the coaches and was awarded the MVP for his Senior year in basketball and Junior and Senior year in baseball. In 2005, he was also selected “Gordon Bredow” Male Christian Athlete of the Year award. His Senior year basketball team set the wins record for a single season, which still holds firm today.  In HS, he played for the St. Peters Legion team and won a district championship during his playing career. Following Lutheran High Andy attended Lindenwood University where he earned a degree in Sports Management while playing baseball for 2 years.

    Coach Lueck  will continue his work with our veteran coaching staff:  Ron Millard (JV head coach) and Sam Weinhold (assistant varsity coach).  In addition to Coach Millard and Coach Weinhold, Coach Dennis Lueck, our long-time head baseball coach, will round out the staff.  Andy Lueck is excited to continue serving as his alma mater and is looking forward to building on our successful string of baseball seasons into next spring!

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