Former Lawrence High football coach Dick Purdy will be inducted into the KSHSAA Hall of Fame during halftime of the Lions’ Oct. 11 home game against Olathe North.
The LHS Football Backers tailgate will host an open house for Purdy and his family beginning at 5:30 p.m., prior to kickoff. The coach’s friends and former players are invited to attend. A postgame gathering for the hall of fame coach will take place at LHS, as well.
Purdy, who also coached Shawnee Mission West to a state title in 1972, led Lawrence to four straight state championships from 1990-93 and won his sixth state crown in 1995 at LHS.