Coach Lee Arthur Flentroy
COACH LEE ARTHUR FLENTROY CAME TO WEBSTER HIGH SCHOOL of MINDEN, LOUISIANA IN 1952, taking over the head football coaching reins from legendary coach Ozias Johnson. Coach Flentroy quickly took THE MIGHTY WEBSTER WOLVES to the Louisiana Interscholastic Athletic & Literary Organization (LIALO) State Football Championship finals against Booker T. Washington of New Orleans and Capital High of Baton Rouge in his first 5 years at Webster.
His 1955 Webster Wolves team played an entire regular season without allowing their opponents to score a single point. The 1955 Wolves lost the State Championship to Capital High 6-0. The regular season scoreless streak continued into the middle of the next season – with Woodson High of Haynesville, LA finally scoring on a trick play.
The Flentroy teams continued to be successful in the early 1960’s – with a Webster High State Runner-up team that barely lost to McDonough 35 High of New Orleans, LA and a team that challenged Carroll High of Monroe, LA for the LIALO North Louisiana Championship – this was the last of Coach Flentroy’s playoff teams.
Many classic gridiron battles were fought in Webster High Stadium which showcased several future professional stars. The Fall of 1962 & 1963 Carroll High – Monroe teams were quarterbacked by future NFL legend James “Shack” Harris. The Booker T. Washington (Shreveport) Lions invaded Minden with future NFL Cincinnati Bengals star running back Essex Johnson. Long time district rival DeSoto High of Mansfield, LA bought the ambidextrous Vida Blue (Oakland Athletics) to the Wolf’s Den only to leave town torn to shreds by the Mighty Webster Wolves.
In his 15 years as the head football coach of the Mighty Webster Wolves Coach Flentroy compiled a record of 111-27-2. He coached at Webster until 1967 when he accepted a job as an assistant football coach at Southern University.
Also, an interesting note: Coach Flentroy initiated the baseball program at Webster High. His baseball teams amassed a phenomenal record of 133-15 and six state championships and produced many outstanding baseball players. Among the great Webster High baseball superstars were Rondale Tarkington, James Walton, Willie D. Moore, John “Boot” Lee, Bunny Hudson, Andre Moore, Billy Ray Smith, Alvin Harper and many others.
Coach Flentroy’s Webster High baseball teams won more state championships in baseball than ANY other high school in the LIALO. Coach Flentroy’s Webster Wolves won their first state championship in baseball in 1954 against the Iberville High Bulldogs of Plaquemine, LA.
Coach Flentroy was the co-captain of the Southern University Football Team, and he was selected All- American for four consecutive years. He was co- captain of the Southern University Track Team where he ran the 100-yard dash, the 200 yard dash and the 880 yard run. He was a member of the SWAC Championship mile relay track team and the 1945 Southern Jaguar Football Championship team.
COACH LEE FLENTROY – A WEBSTER HIGH SCHOOL LEGEND