Todd Small retires as John Burroughs School football coach

3:49 PM, Jan 19, 2011   |    comments
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  • Gus Frerotte (left) was named John Burroughs' new head football coach.
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Ladue, MO (KSDK) -- Following a banner year on the football field, John Burroughs head football coach Todd Small is retiring at the end of the school year.

Small has 40 years experience coaching high school and college student-athletes, 23 of them at John Burroughs School.

This past season, the John Burroughs Bombers won 14 games (a school record), scored 600 points (also a school record), had a 5-0 record in the ABC League, won an ABC League title, a District title, and made the school's first appearance in the Missouri State Championship Game since moving up to the Class 3 level in 2005. The football Bombers were also named the 2010 Thomas M. McConnell Award recipients for the team that best promoted the interests of the ABC League.

With Coach Small at the helm, John Burroughs won nine District titles and five State championships.

Former NFL quarterback and Gus Frerotte was named Small's successor. Frerotte joined John Burroughs as quarterbacks coach in 2009.

Frerotte, a former standout at the University of Tulsa, was drafted in 1994 and has played for the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams.


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