21 May 2007

Catholic High Names Head Baseball Coach

Kyle Achord has been named head baseball coach at Catholic High School of Baton Rouge.

Achord has served as head baseball coach at Central Private for the past 12 years and principal of the school for the last five years.

‘I am very excited to have a man of Kyle’s caliber, experience and record of success as a member of our faculty and coaching staff,’ commented Catholic High School Principal Brother Barry Landry, SC.

As head baseball coach at Central Private, Achord’s record includes 7 state championships and 9 district titles. He was selected district and state coach of the year seven times and holds a record of 315 wins and 97 losses. Central Private competes in the Mississippi Private School Association.

‘Joining the Catholic High faculty is a wonderful opportunity for me and for my family. Catholic High has an excellent reputation and tremendous potential in their baseball program,’ commented Achord.

‘What really sold me about CHS was the enthusiasm and passion people have for the school. I felt it every time I talked to anyone about Catholic High whether it was Brother Barry, alumni such as Kurt Ainsworth or CHS Athletic Director Pete Boudreaux,’ added Achord.

Achord served as head baseball coach at Starkey Academy before accepting the position in 1995 as assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Central Private. He has served in many roles at Central Private including elementary school principal, athletic director and high school principal.

‘Central Private has been a wonderful place for me to work and I will dearly miss it. My ties run deep there and I am grateful for the support of the students and parents and to have had the opportunity to work and coach there,’ commented Achord.

A native of Baton Rouge and a graduate of Central Private, Achord received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University and a master’s in education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Achord is married to Jill Johnson Achord and they have two children, Gannon and Allyson.