2019-2020 School Year 

Fall sports: begin August 19th 

Winter sports: begin on November 18th

Spring sports: begin on March 2nd

Annette Gonzales, Athletic Director 


Tammy Rettig, Athletic Director's Secretary


The Shawnee Mission North Sports Scholarship Foundation was founded in February 2009. The Foundation was originally titled the "SMN Football Alumni Foundation." The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group. In 2012, we evolved from a football group to a multiple sports foundation with scholarships for 12 men's and women's activities. Each of the scholarships is awarded to a graduating senior student athlete based on their excellence in the classroom, athletic participation and involvement in the community. The scholarships are named after former SM North coaches and a memorial in the name of a SMN graduate.  Each of the scholarships provides a living legacy.  You may review the current scholarship programs from our website at  


The foundation relies on alumni and community members to make monetary donations to sustain the scholarship funds. A six-member board has been established to manage and direct the Foundation. The board members are Cindy Howard Collins, Jim Gillespie, Kevin Keitzman, Jon Pittenger, George Sallas and Jim Ballou.   The Foundation receives enormous support from over 20 members at large.   New members are always welcomed.

Over 40 senior students applied for the sports foundation scholarships. The recipients for 2019 are: 

  • Coach Larry Taylor Football Participation Scholarship ($1,000.00) Branden Ammons
  • Coach Jim Hanson Baseball Participation Scholarship ($1,000.00) Edgar Flores
  • Coach Tom Coker Tennis Participation Scholarship ($1000.00) Johnny Dinh Phan
  • Coach Bob Stauffer Track Participation Scholarship ($1000.00) Asher Molina and Katie Kasunic
  • Coach Bill Cornwell Basketball Participation Scholarship ($1,000.00) Dani Scuduto
  • Coach Steve Howard Softball Participation Scholarship ($1000.00) Leksi Macan
  • Coach Don Alpaugh Wrestling Participation Scholarship ($1000.00) Nick Wicham
  • Coach Bernie Wagner & Coach Merlin Gish Scholar Athlete Scholarship ($1,000.00) William Baldwin
  • Owen Craig Student Trainer/Manager Scholarship ($1000.00) Anastasia Fritz
  • Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Grayless ROTC Cadet Scholarship ($1000.00) Aron Ruiz