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Legendary Football Coach Chuck Porter to be Inducted to KFCA Hall of Fame in December


Chuck Porter, football coach of 34 years and father figure to his many football players, will be inducted in the Kansas Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame December of 2024. As a coach, he achieved both the Wichita East and Buhler High Hall of Fame and in 2014 was inducted to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame.

Next Friday, on Feb. 9, Coach Porter’s 1982 Wichita East team that won the state championship will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame during halftime of the Boys Basketball game against Wichita Northwest.

Coach Porter has won four state championships as an assistant at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School (1970-1974) and three as a head coach, one at Bishop Carroll (1978) and two at Wichita-East (1982, 1983). He had two runner-up finishes, three semifinalist places and nine district titles in addition to four Wichita City League and three Chisholm Trail titles (while at Buhler HS). Honors include Kansas Coach of the Year (Football) 5 times, Shrine Bowl Assistant (three times) and Shrine Bowl Head Coach one time.

Others being inducted alongside Coach Porter in December include Rich Anderson (St Xavier, Washington County, Goodland, Pratt, Liberal); Girard’s Craig Crespino; Pittsburg Colgan’s Frank Crespino; Sedan’s Les Davis; Ted Easter (Valley Heights, Derby, Andale); Frankfort’s Larry Schrader; and Salina South’s Ken Stonebraker. 

According to The Hutchinson News, Coach Porter will turn 81 in April, and he and his wife Schari are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. A battle Coach Porter is currently facing is Frontotemporal Degeneration