RIP to my first coach ever. Coach Flappan first taught me how to swim at Blue Hills Country Club at 2 years old. Was a great man, who touched many lives. He will be missed and remembered.
Thoughts and Prayers with Coach and his family.
"Take a Breath Blow It Out"
Mr. Flappan coached me in three sports in the mid to late 50s at Southeast High School. He was a wonderful coach and human being. I once wrote about him that he had more confidence in me when I was a young man than I had in myself. That's what great teachers do--they believe in others and inspire them to reach their potential and most importantly to be better human beings. Mister Flappan will be missed but never forgotten by those of us who were fortunate enough to have benefitted from his guidance. My condolences to the family.
I have always felt blessed to have Coach Flappan in my life. He always
taught you more than just the fundamentals of football. He not only made you a better player but a better person and I still carry has teachings in
my life today. We at Northeast were a good team because of him. God
must need some help and called him home.
Al Maddox- N.E.1951-52, Raytown. Mo.
I had the privilege of having Mr. Flappan as a coach from 1957 to 1958, I was not a star, but Mr. Flappan never knew that because he treated me just like I was one. He was a great guy. Joe Hall
Gone, but not forgotten; thanks Coach, for all of your assistance and directions....
John Phillips.....Southest High....Class of 1957