C. H. "Lou" Kellogg
FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL
Retirement is just a word to C.H. “Lou” Kellogg.
After forty-one years as a teacher, coach and administrator at both Regis High School and Regis College in Denver, Kellogg officially “retired” on June 30, 1978.
After that, all he did was “some” teaching at Metro State College in physical education, coaching the golf team at Regis College and representing the Coaches and Trainers Sporting Goods of Fort Collins.
Four decades at Regis, an All-American football career at St. Mary’s college in California and a one-year stay with the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League all combined to boost Kellogg into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.
A native of Ladd, Illinois, Kellogg is the perfect example of a man who makes a hobby of his work. But, it almost ended in the beginning. As a high school freshman in Marseilles, Illinois, he broke his leg just before the season and the school itself gave up the sport for the year because, with Kellogg gone, it only had thirteen players left.
He started his collegiate career with the Gaels of St. Mary’s in 1932, playing both fullback and linebacker and serving as place-kicker. He played with the Pacific Coast All-American squad against Green Bay in 1936 in the annual Knights of Columbus Game, and with the Cardinals in the National Football League the next fall.
But, by the fall of 1937, Kellogg was on the faculty at Regis High School in Denver and his real career was underway.
With time out to serve as a Navy officer in the V-5 program, he remained at Regis for forty-one years. He coached the Norman, Oklahoma Navy Zoomers basketball team until 1945, and returned to Regis in January 1946.
At Regis, he coached football, basketball and baseball – with no assistants – while teaching five periods a day.
He also served with three National Collegiate Athletic Association committees, representing District VII.
A native of Ladd, Illinois, Kellogg is the perfect example of a man who makes a hobby of his work.