01 Mar 2016

Coach Pete Boudreaux To Be Inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame

Coach Pete Boudreaux will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on July 2, 2016, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. Boudreaux is one of only 12 individuals nation-wide to be inducted at the 34th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Inductees consist of four coaches, two administrators, one contest official and five athletes, which include Heisman Trophy recipient Steve Spurrier.

The 12 individuals were chosen after a two-level selection process involving a screening committee composed of active high school state association administrators, coaches and officials, and a final selection committee composed of coaches, former athletes, state association officials, media representatives and educational leaders. Nominations were made through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) member associations.

Boudreaux, a CHS alumnus from the class of 1959 and a member of the Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame, has been coaching cross country and track and field at Catholic for 49 years. He has led his teams to 16 state cross country championships, 12 state indoor track titles and 15 state outdoor track championships í an amazing grand total of 43 state championships. In addition, his teams have finished second 22 times in the three combined sports. Boudreaux has coached 13 individual state champions in cross country and his 1975 team compiled the only perfect score (15) ever recorded in state history. In track, 23 CHS athletes have set state records under Boudreauxí´s guidance. Boudreaux also served as the schoolí´s athletic director for 30 years and currently is a guidance counselor and physical education teacher in addition to his coaching responsibilities.

íÍThe CHS community is so proud that Coach Pete Boudreaux is being inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame. His brilliance as a coach is only shadowed by his excellent example of Christian values,íñ said CHS Athletic Director J.P. Kelly.

The National High School Hall of Fame was started in 1982 by the NFHS to honor high school athletes, coaches, contest officials, administrators, performing arts coaches/directors and others for their extraordinary achievements and accomplishments in high school sports and performing arts programs. This yearí´s class increases the number of individuals in the Hall of Fame to 447.