BREAKING NEWS Positive COVID-19 cases a local retirement home tripled in one week Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Andrew County Health Department reports first coronavirus related death Full Story

Chillicothe Football Coach Phil Willard Retires

Willard spent 20 seasons as coach of the Hornets

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 10:07 PM

CHILLICOTHE, Mo.

After 20 seasons at the helm, Chillicothe head football coach Phil Willard announced his retirement on Thursday afternoon.

During his tenure, the Hornets went 144-74, including a 13-1 finish in 2008 when his team went to the Class 3 State Semifinals.

It's been a journey for Willard, but for him, it was always about coaching kids at the same school he played at growing up.

"Just been a joy to work with a majority of our players, there are always times that you have difficult situations, but our players have been great, they have responded and worked hard," Willard said. "Even when we didn't have great records, our kids here work hard."

Saint Joseph
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Maryville
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 76°
Savannah
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 74°
Cameron
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Fairfax
Scattered Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 76°
Tuesday we had overcast skies for much of the day across northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri until the afternoon when we cleared out across the area. We will see a few more clouds late tonight into tomorrow morning then have lots of sunshine along with hot and humid conditions.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events