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

Athlete Spotlight: Emma Leppien, Sophomore

Sport: Varsity Girls Soccer

The sophomore earns athlete of the week honors after a tenacious effort in the Lady Cougar’s district match. Emma consistently played at the top of her game, becoming a steady force in the backfield throughout the season and a player the team could always count on to perform her best.

Cougar Highlights

  • Summer Activities Letter

    LHS Families, 

    We hope that you have been enjoying your summer break and involving yourselves in fun and relaxing activities.  Soon we will all be back in school beginning what we are sure, will be an excellent 2017-2018 school year.  

    Our department is personally committed to continuous improvement, the belief that all programs in a school can be improved no matter how good they are.  Some items that the staff and I want to improve this year are:  communication with parents and the LHS community about our programs, our school spirit, and encouraging students to be involved in a number of different activities during the school year!  In order to get these things accomplished, inclusivity is the key; we look forward to working with you as we work together to make an already excellent school even better!  

    As we make plans for the upcoming school year, we wanted to share a few notes/reminders with you.  Some of this information has previously been sent out…if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Activities Office. Here are some important details regarding the 2017-2018 school year:

    MSHSAA Pre-Participation Physicals – You must turn in your physical for the 2016-2017 school year prior to Monday, August 1.  You will not be permitted to practice until you have this done.  MSHSAA requires that your physical be dated after February 1, 2017 to be current for this season.  A reminder that you also need to have at least 14 practices prior to a competition, so be sure that you submit your information in a timely fashion.

    Privit – The Lutheran High School Athletic Program is utilizing a new program to help collect and store the information required by MSHSAA for high school athletes to participate in sports. This new program allows parents to register their child for the athletic teams at Lutheran High School and e-sign all of the appropriate forms.  Accounts will remain available from year-to-year to update as needed. To update your account or register for a new one, visit https://lhscougars-mo.e-ppe.com/index.jspa  Note: Returning athletes MUST update their accounts each year and resign all forms. 

    Athletic Schedules 2017-2018 – http://www.arbiterlive.com/School/Calendar/30140  The LHS Athletic program is transitioning its scheduling process to Arbiter Live.com.  All team schedules will be available online and will update automatically with any changes.  Parents and athletes will 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. 

    Booster Club – In 2017-2018, we are excited to continue building our Booster Club for LHS Activities!  In preparation, meetings were had last spring to begin planning for this upcoming school year.  Please contact Brady Westphal with questions:  jawestphal@yahoo.com. Additional details regarding the Booster Club can be found on our website: https://lutheranhighstcharles.com/support/booster-club/
    Fall Sports Start Date – All Fall sports practices will begin on Monday, July 31st. A complete listing of times and locations will be available on our website later in July.  Further, please see our website for contact information for our fall coaching staff and sponsors.  Please contact them directly with any questions regarding our programs at LHS.  

    Athletic Fee – Please be reminded that the athletic fee for our fall sports is due one week before practices begin on July 31st.  Fees are due by Monday, July 24.  For complete details, please see the Philosophy/Mission/FAQs tab on the Athletic website https://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/philosophymissionfaqs/

    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, please go to https://twitter.com/lutherancougars.  To have our tweets sent directly to your phone via SMS, you will need to sign up for a twitter account.  Our main, all-encompassing account is…@LutheranCougars.  Check out the team pages for “team specific” twitter accounts. https://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/teams/

    Fall Activities Parent Meeting – It is mandatory for at least one parent to attend the fall activity parent meeting on Tuesday, August 8th at 6:30 pm in the LHS gymnasium.  Additional details regarding this evening will be sent later in July.  Again, this is mandatory for you to attend this 1 hour meeting.

    Pre-Season Video – In preparation for the Fall Activity Parent Meeting, you will view a video detailing the 2017-2018 school year, rules and regulations of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), the AAA Conference and Lutheran High School.  Viewing this video BEFORE the Fall Sports Parent Meeting on August 8th is helpful.  A link for this video will be sent to you via email and via social media in late July.

    Dead Week 2018 – We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy a vacation during our dead week this coming week.  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.  Feel free to schedule vacations for this week next summer as well.

    Again, through the remainder of the summer, if you have any questions, please contact the Activities Office.

    Thank you and Go Cougars!

    Jana Leppien
    Activities Assistant
    (636) 928-5100

    Jim Clark
    Assistant Athletic Director

    Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, CMAA

    Director of Activities



  • Fall Nike Team Gear Orders Now Open

    Nike Fall Team gear stores are now open for Fall Sports teams to purchase team gear and spirit wear.  (This includes the Sapphires, Cross Country, Football, Boys Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Boys Swimming and Girls Golf.) This season Lutheran High School will be using BSN Sports for their Nike Gear Orders.

    Not playing a sport in the Fall?  Shop the Cougar Pride Spirit Wear Form.

    • All orders must be completed by Sunday, July 2 at midnight. NO LATE ORDERS ACCEPTED.
    • Visit https://www.bsnteamsports.com/ to order. Enter the code found on your team flyer.
    • Items required by the coaches have an asterisk “*” in the upper right corner of the box..
    • If the required items and designs are the same as previous years, you are not asked to purchase them again. Please contact your coach directly with any questions regarding required team gear items
    • All items will be shipped to Lutheran High. An email will be sent out when orders are available for pickup. The delivery date is estimated as 3-4 weeks after the closing date
    • All items offered are Uniform Approved.  See below for specifics.
      • Quarter zips and hoodies may be worn during the school day.
      • LHS T-shirts may be worn on Fridays only.
      • Full zip jackets may only be worn on Fridays or after school
    • For all decorated items, returns are accepted for damaged or defective merchandise only.
    • For non-decorated items, there is a $20 fee for exchanging sizes after delivery.
    • BSN Ordering Instructions
    • BSN FAQ’S
    • All other questions direct to Jana Leppien in the Activities Office.
  • 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!

  • LHS Summer Schedule 2017

    LHS Athletic Summer Camps – $75

    For more camp information – https://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/summer-camps/

    To sign up for camps – http://goo.gl/fM4ije

    • Performance Summer Camp
      • Monday – Thursday – 8:00 – 9:30 am
      • Two sessions: June 5 – June 29  and July 10 – 27
      • Cost – $60 for June session and $45 for July session
    • Girls Basketball – May 30 – June 2
    • Track & Field – May 30 – June 2 (6th – 8th)
    • Football – June 5 – 9 (High School) and July 24 – 27 (3rd – 8th)
    • Explosive Running – June 5 – 9 (6th – High School)
    • Boys/Girls Volleyball – June 5 – 9 (3rd-8th) and June 26 – 30 (High School)
    • Boys Basketball – June 12 – 16
    • Softball – June 12 – 16
    • Boys Soccer – June 19 – 23 (6th-8th and High School) and June 26 – 30 (3rd-5th)
    • Girls Soccer – June 19 – 23 (6th-8th) and June 26 – 30 (3rd-5th & High School)
    • Doyle Baseball – June 19 – 23 (1st – HS)
    • Wrestling – June 19 – 23
    • Robotics – June 26 – 30
    • Scholar Bowl – July 10 – 14

    Athletic Dept. Contact Info:

    LHS Dead Week – Saturday, July 1 through Sunday, July 9

    • During these 9 days, there will be absolutely NO sport related activities. This includes games, open gyms, summer league games, weight lifting, conditioning etc. Students are to not be on campus for any sport related reason.

    LHS Open Gyms – Summer calendar link http://goo.gl/N5mUEr

    Basketball and Volleyball camps will be held in the LHS Gym except during Summer Camps.  Open gyms will be held at local grade schools.  Check the website for updated locations.

    • Girls Basketball – Thursdays – 6:00 – 7:30pm – beginning June 8
    • Girls Volleyball – Mondays – 4:00 – 6:00pm – beginning June 12
    • Boys Basketball – Tuesdays – various times – beginning May 30  Note: Camps held at off campus locations are for Varsity level only.
    • Girls Softball –  More info will be available soon. Contact Coach Bernhardt with questions.   
    • Football –  Check the FB website for the Off Season Calendar http://www.lutherancougarfootball.com/2017-off-season-calendar.html
    • Soccer (Boys) – Thursdays – 7:00 – 9:00pm – beginning on June 15

    LHS Team Camps/Leagues – Summer calendar link http://goo.gl/N5mUEr


    Football – http://www.lutherancougarfootball.com/2017-off-season-calendar.html

    • All of God’s Children Camp – June 19-21
    • St. Dominic 7 on 7 Lineman Challenge – June 16
    • STL Football U @ Lutheran North – June 17
    • LHS Camp – June 5 – 9

    Boys Soccer

    • Varsity STL Soccer Showcase – July 13 – 15 (Lou Fusz Soccer Complex:2155 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146)

    Boys Basketball

    • St. Charles High Team Camp – June 3-4
    • Lindenwood Team Camp – June 16-17
    • IAABO clinic/camp @ Francis Howell Central – June 26-29

    Girls Basketball

    • Rolla Licking Team Camp – June 9-10 (JV/Varsity)
    • Lutheran South Shootout – June 23-24

    Girls Volleyball

    • FZW/FHC Summer League – June 1, 21, & 27 (Varsity only)
    • Freshmen Tournament – July 21 @ Francis Howell HS – 8:00am-4:00pm
    • Varsity Tournament – July 22 @ Francis Howell HS – 8:00am-4:00pm

    Summer Running

    • Meet Monday-Thursday at 8 a.m. beginning June 5
    • Monday/Thursday – we will meet at the 364 Bridge commuter lot/Katy Trail
    • Tuesday/Wednesday –  we will meet at 422 Willott Square Dr. (Coach Mizel’s house).

    Additional Notes:

    Additional opportunities for camps and summer leagues will be shared as the information becomes available to the coaching staff.  Please contact the coaches with any questions.

    Coaching Staff – https://lutheranhighstcharles.com/athletics/coachingstaff/


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