Three of St. Teresa’s all-time
successful football coaches will be honored in a ceremony planned on Sunday,
Oct. 13th during Homecoming Weekend, Oct.11-13th. Ed Boehm, Scott
Davis and Dick Munn will have the football field named after them for their
successes in coaching during their years at St. Teresa.
Mr. Boehm coached the Bulldogs to
two of their three state football championships. Mr. Munn mentored St.
Teresa in back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1972 and 1973 and
one-loss years in 1970 and 1971, before leaving the nucleus of
those ’72 and ’73 teams to Mr. Boehm who subsequently coached them to
their undefeated 13-0 1974 and 1975 state titles. Mr. Davis led the Bulldogs
for 24 years compiling an impressive .749 winning percentage with 191 wins
and only 64 defeats. Mr. Boehm’s overall won-loss record was 32-3 in
three seasons with Mr. Munn’s 40 wins, 12 losses and three ties in six years.
The actual dedication ceremonies takes
place Sunday, October 13th following a
10 a.m. Mass on the football field. A reception will follow in the Multipurpose
room. Messrs. Boehm, Davis and Munn will be present for the Sunday
In addition, the school will hold
another dedication, honoring the late Joe Venturi, who coached St. Teresa to
its first state basketball tournament appearance in Champaign in March
1953. Venturi’s family and friends, and members of that team, will be
present January 10, 2014 for the ceremonies. More details will be forthcoming.