Charles N. Stephens
Charles N. Stephens, Raytown High School, Class of 1958
Retired from teaching and coaching in 1998, Chuck Stephens’ winning ways and dedication to athletics, and in particular the sport of football, have earned him entrance into the Raytown Schools Alumni Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008.
After graduating from RHS in 1958, Stephens earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Missouri Valley College, a Masters in Physical Education from Indiana University, and a Specialist Degree in Physical Education from Central Missouri State University.
Stephens began coaching in Indiana, returned to Missouri to coach at Higginsville High School, Central Missouri State University, and Oak Grove High School, and then became Indiana’s most winning football coach of all time. At Franklin Central High School, Stephens compiled a record of 145 wins and 46 losses. His teams won the Indiana State Championship four times, three times in consecutive years. His teams were State Champion runners-up three times, Semi-State Champions seven times, Regional Champions seven times, and Sectional Champions eight times. Stephens’ teams were Conference Champions five times.
Stephens is a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and the Missouri Valley Athletic Hall of Fame. He has received Coach of the Year honors from the Indiana High School Coaches Association, the Central Suburban Athletic Conference, The Indianapolis News, and The Bloomington Herald. The City of Indianapolis honored him with Coach Chuck Stephens Day, and Indiana Governor Evan Bayh bestowed the Distinguished Hoosier Award on Stephens in 1992. Stephens is the Executive Director of the Flashes Football Foundation, which provides scholarships for senior players and supports all levels of Flashes Football.
Stephens‘ son Charlie is married to Mitzi, and they have a daughter Julianne, born in 2008. His daughter Michelle is married to John. Chuck’s wife Tina has two sons, Neil and Ryan.