May 22, 2020 4:36 PM

St. John's Kinnamon to coach at Wichita East

Posted May 22, 2020 4:36 PM
Coach Clint Kinnamon will take over at Wichita East.
Coach Clint Kinnamon will take over at Wichita East.

Press release from Wichita High School East...

Clint Kinnamon has been selected as Head Boys Basketball and Head Boys Golf Coach at Wichita High School East for the 2020-2021 school year. Kinnamon will also be joining the East High faculty as a physical education teacher.

Kinnamon comes to Wichita High School East from St. John - Hudson High School where has coached for the past 19 years. He brings 29 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level to our athletic program.

Kinnamon has four state basketball championships to his name and 15 appearances in the state tournament, including seven of the last eight. He has an 82.86 winning percentage in the state basketball tournament with a 23-6 record. Kinnamon also has two state golf championships during his coaching tenure.

Kinnamon has coached many players who went on to play professionally, including former K-State and current NBA player Dean Wade, and former Missouri State and WNBA star Jackie Stiles. 

Kinnamon's teams hold the Kansas High School record for most consecutive wins. He brings with him a 71-percent winning percentage over the course of 28 years and has taken three different schools to the state tournament. The long-tenured coach holds many honors including being named Western Kansas Basketball Coach of the Year eight times. He is a four-time Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

Wichita High School East is excited to add Kinnamon to the Blue Ace family. He brings a competitive mindset and nearly three decades of experience to the rich traditions of Wichita's Original High School, the Home of Champions.

We fly together,

Sara Richardson
Principal
Wichita High School East