Catholic High’s Pete Boudreaux and Eddie Cole of Episcopal won the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s high school track Coach of the Year honors for Louisiana.
Boudreaux was selected for the boys coaching honor after leading Catholic to its ninth straight Division I indoor title and third straight 5A outdoor title last spring.
“I’m just blown away,” he said. “I’m fortunate we have a great staff of coaches. And the guys we have always find a way to step up and perform time after time. Sometimes, I have to pinch myself, because you never imagine the things we’ve done.”
Cole landed the girls coaching award after the Knights won their second straight Class 2A outdoor title in May. The Knights tied for first at the Division II indoor meet.
“That’s great. … I tell you what, I’m in rarefied air,” he said. “I’m not into individual accolades or anything like that. An award like this is an athlete’s award because, without their performances, it’s not possible. It’s icing on the cake for a great last two seasons.”
Dutchtown’s Cobb signs with BRCC
Dutchtown High outfielder Royelle Cobb signed to play softball at Baton Rouge Community College on Monday.
Cobb helped the Griffins finish as the Class 5A runner-up, batting .235 with 10 RBIs. She had a hit for the Griffins in their title-game loss to Sam Houston.