Among the honors to be presented at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Aug. 8 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be seven awards tied to high schools and amateur athletics.
Those awards include: Outstanding Boys Prep Team, New Orleans: Jesuit football; Outstanding Girls Prep Team, New Orleans: Warren Easton basketball; Outstanding Girls Prep Coach, New Orleans: Mike Ortner (St. Scholastica soccer); Outstanding Boys Prep Coach, New Orleans: Sean Moser (St. Paul’s soccer); Outstanding Female Amateur, New Orleans: Katie Kampen (Mount Carmel volleyball); and Outstanding Male Amateur, New Orleans: Paul Klein (Brother Martin wrestling); and Outstanding College Coach, Louisiana: Chuck Winstead (LSU men’s golf).
The Jesuit football team posted an 8-2 regular season record before rolling through the playoffs to capture its first state title since 1960.
Warren Easton won its first girls basketball state championship after posting a 33-1 record.
Ortner led St. Scholastica to its second straight state championship, outscoring opponents 23-1 in the postseason.
Moser guided the Wolves to their second straight state title as well, registering a 30-0-3 record and outscoring foes 122-9.
Kampen was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Louisiana for the second year in a row after leading the Cubs to a 47-2 record and the Division I state title.
Paul Klein won his fourth straight state wrestling championship to cap a brilliant career.
Winstead directed the Tigers men’s golf team to its first Southeastern Conferenc championship in 28 years and its first national championship since 1955.