The Advocate sports staff writes about the success stories of local high school athletes. And each year, we honor a number of those athletes with our annual Star of Stars/Athlete of the Year banquet.

Now is the time for local coaches and administrators to nominate their top athletes for our 2016 awards ceremony in May. The Advocate sports staff will select one boys winner and one girls winner from the nominees.

Athletes of the Year nominees 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 2015-16, including statistics, postseason honors, etc.

Nominations can be faxed to Robin Fambrough at (225) 388-0318 or emailed 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

Zachary High School is accepting applications for a head girls basketball coach.

Interested applicants should go to Visit to apply.

Lee Magnet High seeks four coaches for the 2016-17 school year to teach math, social studies and physical education.

Coaching spots are available for boys and girls in the sports of basketball, soccer, track and field, cross country, swimming, tennis and golf. Volleyball for girls and wrestling for boys also will be offered.

Contact Principal Nanette McCann at to apply.

The Dunham School football program seeks a nonfaculty assistant coach for either the offensive line or quarterbacks. Contact athletic director/football coach Neil Weiner at