Legendary Leader

Rich Grawer

Retired Head Coach, Basketball
De Smet Career: 1968-1982

Coach Grawer led the Spartan Basketball team through win after win during one of the most vibrant and memorable periods in De Smet Jesuit sports history. From 1968-1982, Grawer and his teams reached the Missouri Final Four six times, winning three state championships. He is a prominent figure in the St. Louis sports world to this day, and has been recognized by five Hall of Fame’s: the SLUH Hall of Fame, De Smet Hall of Fame, MBCA Hall of Fame, St. Louis Amateur Basketball Hall of Fame, the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and most recently, the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

In this featured video interview, Coach Grawer reconnects with one of his star players–fellow Legendary Leader, Steve Stipanovich.