BYRON GASAWAY

GHS Class of 1998


Byron played football, basketball, and ran track during his time at Grandview Senior High School. In track, Byron won the state championship in both the 200m run and as a member of the 4 x 200 relay team his senior year. Byron broke the school record in the 200m and is the current record holder in the 100m dash and the 4 x 200 relay. Byron also finished third as a senior and second as a junior in the 100m. He placed fourth in the 200m his junior year and fifth his sophomore year. In football, Byron earned all-conference honors for three years as a quarterback, receiver, and punter. He was named all-metro and all-state his senior year. In basketball, Byron was a three-year varsity letterman and earned first team all-conference honors his senior year. Byron was ranked as a top 20 wide reciever in the 1997 class. In 1998, Byron was voted by the Greater KC Sports Commission and Foundation as the Missouri High School Male Athlete of the Year. He was also named the KC Star Missouri Athlete of the Year his senior year.


Byron continued his football career at the University of Kansas and had a stellar career as a wide receiver. Byron came back to GHS and coached football and track for three years. Byron is currently a supervisor at General Dynamics.


Byron is married to his wife Larissa and they have four children, Imani, Tevyn, Kyndall, and Karter. Byron's favorite athletic memories at GHS were the feelings he had before Friday night football and basketball games.