Former St. Joseph’s Academy softball pitcher Caroline Sagrera of Spring Hill College and former St. Michael the Archangel baseball player Austin Edens of Samford have garnered some impressive postseason honors.

Sagrera, a junior, earned Capitol One Academic All-America honors for NCAA Division II for the second straight season.

Sagrera, a pre-health major, had a 1.39 ERA and a 26-6 record with 350 strikeouts in 212 innings. Opponents hit just .135 against her. Sagrera had 30 complete games, 10 shutouts and two no-hitters.

Edens was voted the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year by the media and coaches. He hit .358 with 15 doubles, 13 home runs and 47 RBIs. He was first-team all-conference as a designated hitter. He was the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week in April.

Mitchell tops DSHS class

Former LSU basketball standout Tasmin Mitchell is one of eight former athletes set to be inducted into the Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 3 at Forrest Grove Plantation.

Mitchell earned high school All-America honors twice and all-state honors four times during his career and was Louisiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2005.

Girls basketball and track standout Rene Moseley Severio was all-state in basketball in 1980 and was the state champion in the 1,600 meters in 1979. Another girls basketball player, Sammy Dixon Hannaman, led DSHS to a state runner-up finish in 1963, while Teresa Babin Fontaine was a three-time all-state track performer who won the state title in the high jump in 1984.

Defensive back-quarterback Harvey Armstrong led the Yellow Jackets to their first district title and an undefeated season in 1969, earning all-state honors as a defensive back. Offensive guard Kenny Loup helped pave the way for the school’s all-time leading rusher, Glenn Glass, in the mid 1980s.

Another offensive guard, Bradley Harris, was an all-state selection in 1975 on offense and earned all-district honors on both sides of the ball after leading DSHS in tackles as a linebacker. Roy Zachary rushed for 1,000 yards in 1971 and was voted the Outstanding Back as a senior. He also was a track sprinter and was picked as the school’s top athlete as a senior.

Job openings

McKinley is looking to hire a defensive line coach who is certified to teach math. Contact McKinley football coach Robert Signater at (225) 244-3607.

Plaquemine seeks a head softball/head volleyball coach. Applicants must be certified to teach high school physical education.

Those interested in applying should send their résumé to PHS Principal Chandler Smith via email to by June 15.

Port Allen High is accepting applications for a head baseball coach. Applicants must be a certified teacher. Apply online at

All applicants also should email a résumé and letter of interest to PAHS Athletic Director John Williams and Principal James Jackson.

Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired seeks a female physical education teacher to coach cheerleading, powerlifting and track. Contact LSVI Director Bobby Simpson, at (225) 757-3480.

Coaching carousel

After spending 18 years at Brusly, Karen Wooley is moving to Livonia as head volleyball coach-girls track coach.

Wooley took the Panthers to the playoffs 16 times and averaged 20 wins per year.

“The idea of a new challenge is really something I’m looking forward to,” Wooley said.

Kayla Sarradet, previously the BHS assistant coach, is the new head coach. Under the LHSAA’s new districts/divisions alignment, Brusly and Livonia, will be in the same volleyball district.

Port Allen has hired three coaches for girls sports. Kim Cox is the new girls basketball coach and assistant softball coach. The Lake, Mississippi, native led her high school team to a Class 1A state title and went on to play at East Central Community College and Tennessee-Martin.

Alisha Butler is PAHS’ softball coach and assistant girls basketball coach. She played basketball at Parkview Baptist and at Baton Rouge Community College.

Robyn Butler is the new Pelicans volleyball coach. She played volleyball and ran track for four years at Scotlandville.

Open dates

Central seeks a football jamboree opponent. Call Athletic Director Sid Edwards at (225) 614-8852 or Frank Fresina at (225) 337-2433.

East Iberville has girls basketball open dates on Dec. 4, Dec. 8 and Dec. 29 as well as Jan. 26. Contact coach Cormanda Grace-Green by email at

Prep notables

White Castle basketball standout Skylar O’Bear was a valedictorian for the Class 1A school.

She earned All-Metro and LSWA All-State honors in basketball after helping the Bulldogs advance to the LHSAA Top 28 tournament for the first time since 2010.

Broadmoor throws specialist Darnese Woods signed with Grambling during a ceremony Thursday at the school. Woods had a season best of 40 feet, 3 inches.

St. Michael pitcher Jonathan Lofton has committed to Louisiana College. Lofton helped the Warriors advance to the 4A semifinals earlier this month.