Dr. Doug Kuhlmann
Director of Activities and Development
636.928.5100 ext. 275


“…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.


Dr. Doug Kuhlmann
Director of Activities and Development


Recommended Reading:

  1. Strategies for Coaching Parents

Jim Clark - Assistant Athletic Director


Jana Leppien - Assistant to the Activities Director


Mark Daniels - Athletic Trainer


Mark Daniels earned his B.S. Ed. from Missouri State University in Physical Education, Athletic Training, and General Science.  Mark earned NCAA Division II All-American honors as a football fullback at Missouri State.  He finished second in the nation in

 scoring and 12th in the national 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 - Savanna Dennison, Senior - Varsity Girls Swimming

    The senior is a co-captain of the girls swim team this season. In the first week of competition, she swam state consideration times in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. She was also on the state consideration 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, and 400 free relay. Saturday she medaled at the Ladue Invitational, taking 5th in 100 breaststroke and 7th in the 500 free. Congratulations, Savanna!


  • LHS Hire Tennis Coaches for 2017-2018

    Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Jonathan Douglas and Mr. Mike Wadley for men’s and women’s tennis coaches for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Jonathan Douglas is entering his first season as the Lutheran High School Cougars Head Tennis coach. He also operates as an Account Manager for Orion Advisor Services.  Douglas graduated from Concordia University (NE) in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. During his collegiate playing career, he lettered three times and earned All-Conference honors during the 2013 season in doubles for the Bulldog tennis team.  He began his pursuit of coaching during the summer of 2012 training as a tennis instructor under Larry Lewis (USPTA Professional #1 Facility Manager of the Year 2007) in Fort Collins, CO. Douglas also served as a high school boys tennis coach at Kanakuk Kamps K-2 during the summer of 2013.  Douglas is currently working toward earning his masters in business administration at Missouri Baptist University. He and his wife live in Cottleville and enjoy being with friends and family.

    Mike Wadley is entering his first season as tennis coach at Lutheran High School. Since 2006, he has been a volunteer head coach for several youth baseball and basketball teams at the elementary, junior high, and high school level. He has served as captain of several adult tennis teams over the past 11 years, leading teams to two city championships in Atlanta, three district appearances, two sectional appearances, and a USTA state championship in Georgia.  Mike is a native of St. Peters and a graduate of Fort Zumwalt South High, Webster University (BA), and Saint Louis University (MBA). He is an active member of Zion Harvester and has a senior, Nick, and sophomore, Lauren, at LHS.

    Together, Coach Douglas and Wadley share a coaching philosophy which is based on developing trust, providing a clear purpose, setting high standards, maintaining accountability, and equipping athletes with tools that empower them to succeed on and off the court. 

  • LHS Seeks Head Girls Volleyball Coach

    Lutheran High School St. Charles is currently accepting applications for the position of head varsity girls volleyball coach for the 2018-2019 school year.  Interested individuals should submit the following to the Lutheran High School Activities Director, Doug Kuhlmann:

    1.  A letter of interest, with a brief statement of your teaching/coaching philosophy.
    2.  Resume 
    3.  Two letters of recommendation specifically noting leadership, strengths, and coaching/teaching experience.

    Questions?  Contact Doug Kuhlmann @ DKuhlmann@lhssc.org or (636) 928-5100
    The deadline for submitting applications and necessary paperwork is Friday, December 15.  

  • Fall Sports Surveys Open

    Fall Sports Parents, 

    The Athletic Department (coaching staff, administration, etc.) is asking all fall athletes and their parents complete a survey on their experiences this past fall.  Parents and athletes from the fall sports (boys soccer, boys swimming, cross country, spirit squad, football, girls golf, softball, and volleyball) are now invited to complete the survey.  We appreciate those of you who have already taken the survey.

    The assessment consists of a 360 degree review of LHS athletics where the athletic administration, school administration, coaches, athletes, and parents of athletes will participate in tailored surveys at the end of each season of play during the academic year. 

    The goals of this overall assessment are to allow the LHS Athletic Department to do the following:

    1) determine the successes and areas in need of improvement for both the athletic department and its individual programs
    2) develop a plan of action to make improvements that will allow the LHS Athletic Department to be continue to strive for excellence.

    Parents and Athletes are invited to log-in to the URL’s below to complete the survey by December 3, 2017.

  • Lutheran Football Welcomes Back Coach Harris

    Lutheran High School is proud to announce that Coach Arlen Harris is returning to LHS be the Head Varsity Football Coach for the 2018 season!  Coach Harris brings extensive knowledge, experience and Christian leadership to the Lutheran High football program.  

    In addition to Coach Harris re-joining the staff, Coach Brandon Tripp will continue to build on the new initiatives and concepts that he began this past season and will remain as the Associate Head Coach for the Cougars next season.  In addition to his role as Associate Head Football Coach, Coach Tripp will also continue his work as the Head Track and Field Coach for the Cougars this spring.  This enables the program to utilize the talents and skills of these two outstanding coaches to go along with our already experienced coaching staff to continue building a culture of excellence with our program as we build “Champions for Life!”

    Coach Harris, Tripp, Rubio, Gossett, Mays, Schaeffer, Moran, Southmayd, and Eitzmann look forward to next season and to continuing to develop and strengthen our football program in alignment with our Cougar vision of “Winning is an Attitude!”

    God’s Blessings to Coach Harris and his family as they transition “home” to the area and to LHS!

  • LHS Hires Head Track Coach for 2018

    Lutheran High School is proud to announce the hiring of Mr. Brandon Tripp as Head Track Coach and Mrs. Elizabeth Fruend as Associate Head Coach for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Coach Tripp will begin his first season as the head track coach at LHS, after serving the previous two years as an assistant coach.  He also serves as the head football coach at LHS.  Since 2003, Coach Tripp has been a volunteer, assistant, head coach and director of middle school, high school, collegiate and club athletics.
    He is a 2001 graduate of Thornton Township High School (Chicago, IL.) and 2006 graduate of Greenville College (Greenville, IL.). He was a 3 sport athlete (Football, Wrestling & Track) in which he was an 8x All-State & 6x NCAA All-America award recipient. Greenville College also competes in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) in which Coach Tripp received 18 All-America awards and was a part of 7 National Championship teams. Coach Tripp played 3 years Semi-Pro Football as a WR/RB for the Effingham Panthers and led the USFA in receiving yards (1,388) in 2007.
    He began his coaching path with the Fellowship of Christian Athlete program and has been blessed with the opportunity to coach Football and Track & Field at both of his alma-maters Thornton Township High School (IL.) & Greenville College (IL.). From 2008 – 2015, Coach Tripp served as the Head Track & Field and Assistant Football coach at Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School. Coach Tripp has coached 11 IHSA/ MSHSAA State Champions & 2 NCAA National Champions in Track and Field. Coach Tripp led the CBC Track & Field Cadets to back to back team trophies in 2013 & 2014 and assisted the Cadets Football program to a State Championship victory in 2014.
    Coach Tripp is currently working toward an M.A.E in Coaching and has a USATF Level II Certification in Sprinting. He and his family live in Maryland Heights.

  • LHS Hires Associate Head Track Coach for 2018

    LHS Alumnus, Elizabeth Fruend (ne Burch), is excited to be joining the Cougar Track coaching staff in 2018. Elizabeth currently teaches Geography, Physical Education, and Health, at LHS. Elizabeth has helped coach track at Immanuel St. Charles, for the past 7 years, where the teams earned 6 Boys State Championships, and 3 Girls State Championships during her service. Elizabeth is the faculty representative for Cougar Archery, and helps coach the LHS Cross Country team. We appreciate her competitive attitude, with a smile. She is active personally, having run in 12 half marathons, and continues to run before most of us are awake early in the mornings. Elizabeth is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, where she was a four -year varsity starter for the women’s basketball team and an all-conference player.  Elizabeth is married to Rick who is also an alumni of Lutheran High, they have three children; Joshua a senior, Julia a junior and Travis a freshman. 

  • Winter Sports Checklist

    Winter Sports Families,

    The beginning of the Winter Sports season is rapidly approaching. Practices begin on Monday, October 30 for our Boys/Girls Basketball and Wrestling teams and Monday, November 6 for Girls Swimming. 

    Please ensure that you have turned in the items below before attending the first practice.

    1.     MSHSAA Athletic Physical – dated after February 1, 2017.  Physicals should be uploaded to Privit or turned in to the school office.

    2.     Register with Privit – https://lhscougars-mo.e-ppe.com/index.jspa  Registration must be complete before the first athletic contest. 

    • If you registered last year but did not play a Fall sport, please revisit your account to update your information.  
    • If you have registered with Privit during the 2017 Fall season, there is no need to register again. 

    3.     Paid Athletic Fee – Due by Monday, October 23 for Basketball and Wrestling and Monday, October 30 for Girls SwimmingNote: Athletic Fees are billed through FACTS. 

    • Wrestling – $150
    • Basketball – $200
    • Girls Swim – $250

    Game Schedules on Arbiter Live –  http://www.arbiterlive.com/Teams?entityId=30140

    • All team schedules will be available online and will update automatically with any changes.  
    • Parents and athletes have the option to “follow” specific teams and receive emails and/or text messages when changes are made to games.
    • Individual team schedules can be printed directly from the website.
    • An ICAL link is also available, to subscribe to specific team schedules. 

    Winter Sports Parent Meeting – It is mandatory for at least one parent to attend the winter sports parent meeting on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium.  Be sure to watch the Pre-Season video before attending – Watch the Preseason Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDJOPL3CZug

    Questions – You are encouraged to communicate with our spring coaching staff with specific questions regarding practices, competition, or anything else about the upcoming season.  Please see their contact information below:

    • Boys Basketball – Mark Hingst – mdhmd@prodigy.net 
    • Girls Basketball – Erin Luttschwager – pauk33@hotmail.com 
    • Wrestling – Jake Goslin – goslin@lhssc.org
    • Girls Swim – Sue Hancock – sue.22@att.net 

    Please contact Jana Leppien athletic@lhssc.org with any additional questions.


  • Activities Department Openings @ LHS for 2017-2018

    Lutheran High School is currently accepting applications  for the position of boys/girls tennis coach for the 2017-2018 school year. Please submit a letter of interest and resume as well as direct all questions to Dr. Doug Kuhlmann @ DKuhlmann@lhssc.org and (636) 928-5100.
  • 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: 


    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 – @LHSCougarTennis
    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!):


  • Fall Sports Meeting Recap

    LHS Fall Sports Parents, 

    Thank you to all who attended the Fall Sports meeting last evening.  We had over 90% participation from our families!  Please find a quick summary below of the items we touched upon last night:

    1.  ArbiterLive.com – The new place to view ALL athletic schedules.  Sign up to receive game updates and changes via email/text. For more info:  How to use Arbiter

    2.  Signup.com – The place to sign up for concession and gate spots. Families can earn money for their son or daughter’s team(s) for every spot they work. Both parents and students may volunteer.  Note: Signups are now open. 

    3.   Booster Club – Lutheran High is excited to welcome the LHS Booster Club this season. The booster club is selling season passes for $250, which include:

        •    2 Passes to all home games (excluding tournaments)
        •    Booster Club only Access parking spots in the stadium lot – first come, first served
        •    2 Booster club t-shirts

    Passes are available for purchase at Back to School Night or visit Mrs. Hoenig in the school office. To find out more about this exciting new group, contact Brady Westphal at jawestphal@yahoo.com  or  Justin Popkey at jgpopkey@gmail.com or Danny Soaib at daniel.j.soiab@sherwin.com

    4.  Social Media – Have you signed up for a Twitter account yet?  Updates on LHS activities are available on twitter.  *To follow our updates on twitter if you do not have an account. To have our tweets sent directly to your phone via SMS, you will need to sign up for a twitter account.  

    5.  Dead Week 2018 – Looking ahead to the summer of 2018 and because many families plan vacations around this week, the LHS coaching staff would like to let you know that the dead week for 2018 will be Saturday, June 30 through Sunday, July 8, 2018.

    Once again, thank you for your support of the Lutheran High Activities program!

    Jana Leppien
    Activities Assistant
    (636) 928-5100

    Jim Clark
    Assistant Athletic Director

    Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA
Director of Development and Student Activities

  • 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!