Former Lee’s Summit coaches McDonald, Childress enshrined in MBCA Hall of Fame

May 2, 2014 

Former Lee’s Summit High school basketball coaches Glen McDonald and Charles Childress were part of the 2014 class inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

McDonald and Childress were inducted in ceremonies April 26 at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield.

McDonald, who coached at Lee’s Summit from 1985-95, had a 205-97 record at the school and led the Tigers to a 30-1 record and second-place finish in Class 4A in 1988. He has a career record of 472-302 that also includes stints at Braymer, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Platte County, Hickman Mills, O’Hara and Pembroke Hill. McDonald is also a member of the Greater Kansas City Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Childress served as the Tigers’ basketball coach from 1937-52 and amassed 322 wins, nine conference titles, five district titles and two trips to the state tournament. His run as girl’s coach was equally impressive with a 182-80 record and four conference titles. After stepping down as coach Childress served as the schools athletic director until his death in 1968. Since then the top senior athlete at Lee's Summit receives the Charlie Childress Award each year.

Joining McDonald and Childress in the 2014 class were Tony Armstrong, Springfield Catholic; Jay Farris, El Dorado Springs; Dave Gerdeman, Wright City; Steve Hesser, Drury; Greg Holifield, Sikeston; Dale Miller, Clopton; Roger Nimmo, Clark County; Curt Riley, Tolton and Eddie Ryan, Pembroke Country Day.

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