Photo provided by Lester Kenyon -- Gathering Sept. 4 to honor the late Coach William ‘Bill’ Vice during an Ascension Parish Council meeting are, first row from left, Jerry Waguespack, Liam Vice, Gabriella Vice, Kacie Vice, Kitty Vice, Marci Delaune and G.J. 'Bucky' Mistretta; and second row, Paul Nizzo, Doug Moreau, Parish Councilman Oliver Joseph, Parish Councilman Kent Schexnaydre, Vincent Vice, Bill Vice, Beau Vice, Gene Harrell, Dillon Vice and Parish President Tommy Martinez.

Family and friends of the late coach William “Bill” Vice joined Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez on Sept. 4 as he read aloud a parish proclamation marking Sept. 6 as Coach William “Bill” Vice Day in Ascension Parish.

Vice died in June. He had a 35-year career as a teacher and coach at Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville and Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge.

In 1992, under head coach G.J. “Bucky” Mistretta and Vice, the Ascension Catholic Bulldogs took home their second state football championship and the school’s third. Although Vice’s leadership on the gridiron will be remembered for a lifetime by his players, he also was known for his dedication in helping youth complete their education, as well as their Christian growth and development in both Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish schools, Martinez said.