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Jun 22, 17, 09:59 AM #16
6-4 (60.0 Winning %)
Coach Lanham took over as the 2nd head coach of for the Covington Catholic football program in its second varsity year, following his own tenure as an assistant coach at Bishop David and Owensboro High Schools, and as head coach at Owensboro Catholic High School. In his only year as head coach for the Colonels, he led the team to its second straight winning record. He continued on in his head coaching career at Bryan Station High School and Iroquois High School, and coached on the collegiate level as an assistant at Xavier, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Winston-Salem, and North Carolina.
Coach Lanham was also the head golf coach at Cov Cath, leading the team to a state championship victory in 1969.Advertisement
Jun 22, 17, 11:47 AM #17
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Jun 22, 17, 12:57 PM #20Just wondering old guy, but didn't CovCath play some games at Ludlow in the late 60s? I seem to remember seeing them play Roger Bacon and maybe Trinity on a couple of different occasions.
Jun 22, 17, 01:47 PM #21
Originally, Covington Catholic was founded in 1925 as THE central boys high school in the Diocese of Covington. At that point in time the Diocese of Lexington was still 63 years from being established, and all of the territory now under the purview of the Diocese of Lexington was then part of the Diocese of Covington. Also at that point, there were two places in the entire diocese for a boy to obtain a 4-year high school diploma from a Catholic school: at the two year old "Bishop's School" - now known as Covington Latin School, which was established to be known for it's accelerated learning and for allowing students to skip grade - and at Holy Cross High School in Latonia. There were a handful of girls 4-year high schools at that point, including LaSallette, Academy of Notre Dame of Providence, Notre Dame Academy in Covington, and St. Walberg Academy (Villa Madonna).
At that time there was no Newport Catholic, Lexington Catholic, St. Thomas, St. Henry District High School, St. Patrick's, or Bishop Brossart. Due to a basic need, it was Bishop Howard's intent to take the existing St. Joseph Commercial School, which was a 2-year vocational school being operated in Covington by the Marianists, and to expand it into a full-fledged 4-year high school for boys, which the bishop originally intended to be called "Central High School". The high school was intended to serve some of Covington, and all of the area to the south and west of Covington in Kenton & Boone Counties - particularly including parishes in Ludlow, Park Hills, Fort Wright and Fort Mitchell.
The school wasn't called Covington Catholic because it was primarily intended to educate students in Covington...it was called Covington Catholic because the high school was physically located in Covington in the basement of the Mother of God parish school on 5th street.
Covington Catholic went on to build its own building at its current Park Hills campus and moved its operations there in 1954. At that point there were a total of 13 feeder parishes that chipped in to pay for the school, including the relatively new and comparatively booming St. Agnes and Blessed Sacrament parishes. By the time the class of 1962 came around, the senior class had fewer students coming from the Covington feeder parishes than it did otherwise.
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Jun 22, 17, 01:56 PM #22
BLESSED SACRAMENT 13 Holy Cross 2 MOTHER OF GOD 5 Non-Catholic 1 ST. AGNES 21 ST. ALOYSIUS 6 ST. ANN 4 St. Anthony 1 ST. AUGUSTINE 6 ST. BENEDICT 1 ST. BONIFACE 1 St. Cecilia 1 St. Henry 2 ST. JAMES 0 ST. JOHN 13 ST. JOSEPH - COVINGTON 6 ST. JOSEPH - CRESCENT SPRINGS 1 ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL 6 ST. PATRICK 3 St. Paul 6 ST. PIUS X 5
Jun 22, 17, 06:00 PM #23In memory of a fallen Colonel - (Keith Stowers - January 18, 1971)
On January 10, 1971, 3 year outstanding defensive end and tackle Keith Stowers (brother of Jeff & Phil) at age 17 was shot in the neck in Newport while trying to stop a fight between his friend and the gunman, Gregory Johnson, 17 from Newport, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and sentenced to serve 21 years in prison.
Keith Stowers died 8 days later in St. Elizabeth Hospital of complications from the gunshot wound.
He and his friend Timothy Carter, 16 had been in Newport to attend a dance. Following the dance, Stowers was gunned down outside a home in the Booker T. Washington projects while he sought to act as peacemaker when a fight broke out between his friend and the gunman.
A memorial mass was held at Covington Catholic High School on Jan. 19, and a Requiem High Mass on Jan. 21 at the Cathedral Basilica of The Assumption in Covington, with burial in Mother of God Cemetery, Covington.
Jun 22, 17, 08:58 PM #24
Thank you for that. I had seen his name from time to time around campus, especially the old school but never knew the history. That's just a shame.
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Jun 22, 17, 09:04 PM #25Three coaches in three years, why all of the shuffling?
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Jun 22, 17, 09:49 PM #27I've got quite a few newspaper articles and whatnot about Keith. I'm also friends with two of his nephews...I'll see if I can post then in a vit.
Jun 22, 17, 11:35 PM #28Keith Stowers - From the Kenton County Public Library - Picture Archives
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