Mike McConathy reigns as Spring Court King

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John Michael McConathy will reign as King of the Spring Court Festival of the St. Denis Arts Council at its 54th annual ball Saturday, April 30. The event will be at the Natchitoches Events Center.
John Michael McConathy is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and received his Master’s degree from Northwestern State University. McConathy recently retired after 23 years as head coach of men’s basketball at NSU. Prior to that, he coached for 16 years at Bossier Parish Community College. His fondest memories of his coaching career are the many young men in his programs and the community support. Coach Mike is the winningest college basketball coach in the state.

This article published in the April 23, 2022, print edition

While coaching at NSU, McConathy hosted basketball camps for girls and boys and team camps for junior high and high school programs. He has been an ambassador for NSU and the game of basketball throughout Louisiana and beyond for over 40 years.
He is a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches and has been a youth Sunday school teacher there. He currently leads the youth group at First Baptist Coushatta on Wednesday nights.
In 2020, McConathy and his wife of 44 years, Connie Herrmann McConathy, purchased the McConathy family farm in Bienville Parish. They renamed the property after his father, John R. McConathy, who was a highly decorated basketball player at Northwestern State University.
He plans on enjoying his retirement and filling his free time managing the 128 acre farm.
The couple has two sons, Michael and Logan. Michael lives in Houston and is married to the former Lindsey Caldwell and they have one son, Leo. Logan lives in Bossier City and is married to the former Lyndzee Greene and they have three children, Miles, Miller and Mikah.