Harold Lackey [Football '14]
Harold Lackey played both football and baseball for the Connors State Cowboys, where he was an All-Conference and an NJCAA All-American tight end in 1959.
Following graduation from Connors he was recruited by Florida State but instead attended Northeastern State University, where he played football for two seasons.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1963 and in 1968 earned a Master of Teaching from NSU.
Following graduation from college, Lackey worked for the Rockwood School System in St. Louis, Mo., for 13 years, where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1978. He coached the baseball team to three state championships, 1970, 1971 and 1972. He also coached the sophomore football team to three consecutive undefeated seasons.
Lackey coached one player who became an All-American at UCLA, Cliff Fraizer.
In 1965 he married Margaret Grandstaff and they have three children, Lance Lackey, Lynette Allen and Leann Spruell. During their childhood, Harold was the youth minister and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church in Washington, Mo. Each summer while school was out, he built a total of 30 homes. He considers this one of his greatest accomplishments.
Lackey currently maintains a home in Morris.