Attended and graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas. Earned a total of six varsity letters in the sports of football, basketball and track.
Enrolled as a freshman at Baker in 1954. Participated in track in 1955 and for four years in football, where he earned a letter his senior year. Also was an active member of Zeta Chi fraternity.
Graduated in 1958 with an AB degree in zoology in 1960. Earned a Bachelor of Science in education at the University of Kansas and a Master of Science degree in education in 1962.
Taught chemistry and science at Lawrence High School from 1960 to 1993, where he served as assistant track coach from 1960 to 1968 as head cross country coach from 1963 to 1993 and as head girls’ track coach from 1978 to 1993.
Coaching record includes coaching 24 individual state champions in track and cross country and five state championship track teams.
Honors include: winning a 1977 Meritorious Teaching Award from the Westinghouse Science Foundation, being named the 1979 Kansas Track Coach of the Year in Girls’ track, being named the 1980 Regional Girls’ Track Coach of the Year, being nominated for the National High School Girls’ Track Coach of the year in 1980 and receiving the 1989 National High School coaching Award from Scholastic Coach magazine.
Served for 37 years as an official at the KU Relays and as the KU Relays Referee in 1982.
Member of the United Methodist Church. Past President of the Kansas Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Member of the Zeta Chi Board of Trustees, 1964 to present. Received the Zeta Chi Alumnus of the Year. 1994 and a Special Service Award in 2000. Elected Clerk of Wakarusa Township in Douglas County Kansas, 1994 and 1998.
Married to Pat Corken, class of 1957. Together they have two children, Susan Sublett Newton ’81 and Steve C. Sublett.