Bowen will take over Baldwin City program
Thomas More Prep-Marian announced Wednesday that Jay Harris has accepted the position of head high school football coach. He will begin his role in preparation of the 2019-20 academic year.
Harris will fill the role currently held by David Bowen. Bowen has accepted the head football coaching position at Baldwin High School in Baldwin City.
“TMP-Marian is thankful for the service Coach Bowen has provided to its students. In his short time here he has made a substantial impact,” the school said in a news release.
“I am pleased for Coach Bowen as he accepts a new opportunity in an area close to family and wish him the best of luck and God’s blessings for the future,” said TMP-Marian Principal Chad Meitner.
In the role of head football coach and Iinstructor, Harris will provide students with guidance in leadership formation in both academics and athletics. Harris joined TMP-Marian in 2016 and has been a great asset to the school. Prior to his position as the junior high head football coach, where he lead the team to two undefeated seasons, Harris was the high school assistant football coach. In addition, to his coaching duties, Harris chartered the first FFA program in a private school in the state of Kansas and currently instructs Ag Fabrication, Ag Structures, Intro to Ag, Animal Science, Plant Science and Chemistry.
Harris came to TMP-Marian from Ness City, where he coached football, track and basketball at the high school and junior high levels. Harris is eager to take on the role of head coach to work with a great group of young men with the support of the faculty and administration. Harris is married to wife, Kris and father to Kyle and Kade.
Summer weights program will continue as scheduled. There will be some personnel and programming changes that will be announced soon. The team camp at Larned will be cancelled and the TMP-Marian team camp will be rescheduled.
Thomas More Prep-Marian is a Catholic school serving grades 7-12. Students come from Hays, the surrounding region, and from countries around the world. The school was founded by the Capuchin Franciscans as Hays Catholic College in 1908 and ultimately became Thomas More Prep-Marian in 1981. The school continues to serve young people in the traditions of spiritual growth, academic excellence, and leadership formation.
— News release