Inductee Details

Steve Shelton

Graduation Year: 1988
Induction Class of 2014
Sports: Football, Track
Steve Shelton
Ottawa University - BA in Biology
Emporia State University - MA in Education Leadership
University of Kansas – PhD in Education: Educational Leadership and Policy Administration

OU Athletic Participation:
Football (1984-1988)
Track (1985, 1986)

Steve was a four-year letter winner in football and a two-year letter winner in track. He helped lead the Braves to a four-year record of 15-25 playing for head coach Glen Percy. As a defensive back, Steve was a four-year starter for the Braves. He earned Honorable Mention NAIA All-American honors and was a First Team All-District 10 selection in 1987. He was a four-time All-KCAC selection, earning First Team honors three times and Second Team honors once. Shelton is sixth in the OU record book in single-season interceptions (7 in 1984), and he earned the Dick Peters Memorial Award in 1987. On the track, Shelton earned All-KCAC honors in the javelin in 1985 with a third place finish.

Family Members:
Wife: Jennifer
Daughters: Mallory, Karoline, Samantha
Son: Drew

Current/Past Business, Profession or Occupation:
Steve is currently the Assistant Superintendent for the Raytown (MO) School District. Steady and progressive, his career began as a middle school science teacher at Atchison Middle School (KS). He then served as the assistant football coach at Fort Scott Community College (KS), athletic director/head football coach/biology teacher at Shawnee Mission West High School (KS), associate principal at Shawnee Mission North High School (KS), and principal at both Raytown High School (MO) and Gardner Edgerton High School (KS). In 1997, Steve was selected as a Kansas City Chiefs High School Coach of the Week.

Current/Past Community Involvement:
Steve has been strongly involved in the Raytown Rotary Club, previously serving as both president and treasurer. He is also past president of the Raytown Kiwanis, serves on the Truman Heartland Foundation Advisory Board, and is an associate pastor at Cherry Grove Baptist Church.