Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
to Frank and Lillian (Onder) Kadlec
Married to Mary Agnes “Dolly” Jacobi on February 3, 1951
Father to Judy, Peggy, John and Joan
Graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School, earning All-City, All-District and All-Star Honors in 1945
University of Missouri Football Letterman
in ’48, ’49 and ‘50
Voted Most Valuable Lineman in 1949,
All-Conference Guard in 1950
Played in the 1948 and 1949 Gator Bowls
Played in the East-West All-Star Game and
the Senior Bowl in 1950
Hired by Mizzou as Assistant Coach in 1951. Served under Legendary Coaches Don Faurot, Frank Broyles,
Dan Devine and Al Onofrio
Under Coach Al Onofrio, helped lead the Tigers to the 1972 Fiesta Bowl and 1973 Sun Bowl
Has served MU as the Director of the Tiger Scholarship Fund, Director of External Relations,
Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics and Football Color Analyst on the Tiger Radio Network
Elected to the St. Mary’s High School Hall of Fame in 1995
Elected to the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics
Elected to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2005
In tribute to his years of service at Mizzou, the football practice fields
were renamed the Kadlec Athletic Fields in 2005
Recipient of the University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award, presented by the MU Alumni Association
Named to the Inaugural Big 12 Legends Class in 2008
Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
Erected 2011 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2011.
Location. 37° 7.239′ N, 93° 13.005′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Kingswood Drive, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 60. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dan Dierdorf (here, next to this marker); John V. "Pete" Adkins (here, next to this marker); William Charles "Bill" Virdon (here, next to this marker); Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (here, next to this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (here, next to this marker); Edwin T. "Ned" ReynoldsAnthony "Tony" La Russa (a few steps from this marker); Richard Albert "Dick" Vermeil (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. That’s Mr. Mizzou. MIZZOU magazine website entry (Submitted on March 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. John Kadlec - Mr. Mizzou. Big 12 Conference website entry (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Coach John Kadlec. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame website entry (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Mizzou Mourns the Passing of John Kadlec. University of Missouri website entry (Submitted on March 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.