John Titus, Raytown High School, Class of 1949
Already a member of the St. Louis Hall of Fame, and the Missouri Football Coaches Hall of Fame, John Titus is now joining the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. After having taught in Warrensburg for three years, John was a teacher in the Brentwood School District for over 30 years, and was involved with athletics that entire time.
John was quite an athlete himself in high school and in college. While at Raytown High, he received the Corcangas Trophy for Best All-Around Athlete, was a football and track letterman, and played on a football team which won the Mid-West Conference with a 1—0 record. At Warrensburg, he lettered in football all four years, was an MIAA Champion in indoor and outdoor track and represented Missouri in the first NAIA National Championships in 1952.
At Brentwood , John served as the head football coach for 16 years and as athletic director for the remainder of his career. He was also the head track coach for 31 years, the head baseball coach for a year, the head cross country coach for five years, and an assistant basketball coach. John also helped coordinate the Title IV and handicapped programs for the school district.
John's teams and athletes fared well under his tutelage. He had four undefeated football teams, including a 27 game win streak, and a state championship. In track, his teams won 10 district, 4 indoo, and 4 outdoor championships. John coached 25 individual state champions and 11 relay state champions. The Brentwood Track and Field was named for him.
John and his wife Priscilla have two children Michael and Carrie, and five grandchildren. He is a Sunday school teacher and restores antique furniture.