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Coach Bovaird's Blog

Coach Bovaird's Blog

"True Grit"

By Coach Bovaird 04/20/2022, 4:15pm CDT

“Stand firm...

...and you will win in life.” (Luke 21:19)

"Mindfulness and Visualization"

By C 11/14/2021, 9:15am CST

“May the words of my mouth...

and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)

About Coach Bovaird

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.

Coaching Resume

Head Coach: 

  • Louisburg High School, 2011-present
  • Washburn Rural High School, 2005-2011

Assistant Coach: 

  • Washburn Rural High School, 2003-2005
  • Baldwin High School, 1999-2003
  • Washburn Rural Middle School, 1998-1999

Coaching Certifications and Honors 

  • USAWKS Director of Coaches Development, 2017-2020
  • USAW Silver Certified Coach
  • KWCA 4A Assistant Coach of the Year, 2001

Moments of Kaizen

The governing theme that has emerged from the Coaches Devotionals that I've written is Kaizen. Click here to find out more about this mindset. 

Over the course of the next year, I will be compiling this series of Coaches Devotionals. Please click here if you would like to receive email notifications when a new devotional is published.