One of the greatest feelings in coaching is seeing that inextinguishable smile on an athlete's face after a match.
Coaching also has its low points, such as when you're forced to sit in the corner, helpless, as you see the dreams of an athlete dashed. Sometimes all you can do is put your arm around the kid and be there for him.
Coach Bovaird has been the head coach at Louisburg High School since the 2011-12 season. Previously, he served as the Head Coach at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka for six years, as Assistant Coach at Washburn Rural for two years, and as Assistant Coach at Baldwin High School for four years. He has coached 99 state qualifiers, 27 state medalists, and 4 state champions in 22 years of coaching. Since arriving at Louisburg, has compiled a 109-85 dual record as head coach, and he has a career dual record of 140-133.
As a competitor, Coach Bovaird medaled twice at the Kansas 6A State Tournament, placing 6th as a junior at 152 lbs. in 1997 and 4th as a senior at 152 lbs. in 1998. He competed for Team Kansas at the 1997 Junior National Greco-Roman Tournament in Fargo, ND, and represented Team Kansas in the 1998 Metro Classic All-Star Dual. He was a Topeka Capital-Journal 1st Team All-City selection, Academic All-American and 1st Team Academic All-State, and Centennial League Champion. Coach Bovaird was also a varsity letter-winner in soccer. He attended Baker University and graduated Cum Laude.
Coach Bovaird currently teaches Gifted Education at LHS and LMS. He and his wife Emily, LHS Wrestling’s #1 fan, live in Louisburg with their son Brody (6th grade), their daughter Elyse (3rd grade), and their dog Finn.
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