It’s a milestone year for The Advocate’s Star of Stars/Athlete of the Year awards.

The 30th annual banquet to honor Baton Rouge’s top high school athletes in a wide range of sports is scheduled for May.

Schools in the Baton Rouge metro area are encouraged nominate their top athletes for the overall Athlete of the Year awards. The Advocate sports staff will select one boys winner and one girls winner.

Athletes nominated must be in grades 10 to 12 and on track to meet the NCAA’s academic qualifying standards. Schools should submit a complete list of their athlete’s accomplishments in 2014-15, including statistics and postseason honors.

Nominations can be faxed to Robin Fambrough at (225) 388-0318 or submitted by email to The deadline is May 4.

In addition to selecting a top overall athlete for boys and girls, The Advocate sports staff also will select the Star of Stars in 15 different sports.

Nominations from relatives and others not affiliated with a school will not be accepted. Email Fambrough with any questions about the nomination process.

Job openings

Port Allen High School seeks applicants for a head football coach and a head girls basketball coach.

Those interested in either position should contact PAHS Principal James Jackson at (504) 473-0012 or Athletic director John Williams can be contacted at (225) 337-2295 or

  • Broadmoor seeks a head girls basketball coach for 2015-16. Applicants must be certified to teach in East Baton Rouge Parish. Contact Broadmoor Athletic Director Rusty Price at (225) 924-7900.
  • Cecilia seeks an assistant coach for boys basketball, girls track and possibly football for 2015-16. Applicants must be certified to teach health and physical education or social studies.

Contact Cecilia Athletic Director Terry Martin at (337) 667-6124, extension 3347, or by email at

  • Live Oak needs a head girls basketball coach and a head volleyball coach for 2015-16. Applicants must have a valid Louisiana teacher’s certificate.

Those interested in either position should send a cover letter and résumé by email to athletic director Jason Cooper at or Robert Graves at

Prep notables

Dunham wrestler Kirk Wilson earned an eighth-place finish at the USA Wrestling Senior Nationals last week, garnering All-America honors. Wilson, a Division III state champion, signed with Arizona State last month.

  • Former Christian Life Academy sprinter Joseph Moses III of Xavier University was selected as the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference’s Athlete of the Week for men’s track for the third straight week.

Moses, a freshman, placed seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 21.60 seconds at the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos, Texas. He ran faster than 11 of the 14 sprinters from NCAA Division I schools.

  • Former St. Michael infielder Austin Edens of Samford University was named the Southern Conference’s Player of the Week for baseball. Edens hit .500 during the week with 10 RBIs, six runs scored, two home runs and two doubles.

Edens, also a freshman, is hitting .368 with four home runs and 19 RBIs while playing first base.