Local legend Jimmy Taylor will be honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday at Baton Rouge High as part of the “Hometown Hall of Famers” program sponsored by Allstate Insurance.
Taylor, a former BRHS, LSU and Green Bay Packers great, will be presented with a plaque during the 9 a.m. ceremony at the BRHS. The plaque will be placed at Baton Rouge High in Taylor’s honor.
Former LSU baseball coach and athletic director Skip Bertman, a friend of Taylor’s, is scheduled to make the presentation.
Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976. He played nine seasons with the Packers and one with the Saints, finishing with 8,597 yards and had 83 rushing touchdowns.
Former Christian Life Academy basketball standout Langston Galloway, of Philadelphia’s St. Joseph’s University, has been honored as a member of the 2013 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.
Galloway was one of five Division I players honored for their community service and work away from the basketball court.
In addition to being a junior standout for St. Joseph’s on the court, Galloway spearheaded a shoe collection effort that netted more than 12,000 pairs of shoes with proceeds going to Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program, along with the St. Vincent DePaul Society and Haiti’s Soles4Souls. He also worked with Philadelphia’s Epic Church to collect care packages for overseas military personnel and raised money for the heroes program that helps high school students take college prep courses.
Madison Prep’s Chad Williams and Central’s Hunter Edgens are the latest football players to make their college choices.
Williams, who played quarterback for the Chargers, signed with Grambling last week and is scheduled to play defensive back for the Tigers. He is Madison Prep’s first college football signee.
Edgens, an offensive lineman for the Wildcats, committed to Division III Louisiana College on Friday during a ceremony held at the school.
Three Baton Rouge area schools, Catholic High, Plaquemine and Springfield, are seeking boys basketball coaches for 2013-14. Plaquemine also seeks a wrestling coach.
Applications for the Catholic High job should be sent to Athletic Director J.P. Kelly. Résumés can be emailed with the subject heading “Head Basketball Coach Position” to email@example.com. Résumés also can be mailed to Attn: Athletic Director J.P. Kelly, Catholic High School, 855 Hearthstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
Applicants for the boys basketball and wrestling jobs at Plaquemine must be certified teachers.
Send résumés to Athletic Director Scott Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 202-5108. The application deadline is March 22.
Applications for the Springfield basketball job should be sent to SHS Principal Norman Picou at Norman.Picou@lpsb.org. Picou also can be contacted at (225) 294-3256.
New Orleans notes
Destrehan High baseball coach Marty Luquet claimed his 400th career win Friday in West Monroe. Luquet’s team took a 2-1 victory over Walker in West Monroe High’s Troy Altick Tournament.
- The draw for fall football playing dates at City Park’s Tad Gormley and Pan-American stadiums is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the City Park Administration building.
- High school teams can register for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Track and Field Classic set for March 22-23 at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Coaches can learn more about the meet and register by going to www.SugarBowlTrackClassic.com. The entry fee is $45 before March 19 and $65 after.
Volunteers to work the Sugar Bowl meet also are sought. Contact Mike Corn at email@example.com.
Compiled by Robin Fambrough