19 Jul 2016

Coaching Legend Pete Boudreaux Inducted into National High School Hall of Fame

Catholic High School coaching legend Pete Boudreaux was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on July 2, 2016, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. Boudreaux was one of only 12 individuals nation-wide to be inducted at the 34th Hall of Fame induction Ceremony. This yearÕs inductees included four coaches, two administrators, one contest official and five athletes, which included Heisman Trophy recipient Steve Spurrier.

Boudreaux, a CHS alumnus from the class of 1959 and a member of the Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame, has built a cross country and track and field dynasty since returning to his alma mater in 1968. In a coaching career that has spanned nearly 49 years, Boudreaux has led his teams to 16 state cross country championships, 12 state indoor track titles and 16 state outdoor track championships. In addition to his 44 championships, 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 the stateÕs history. In track, 23 CHS athletes have set state records under BoudreauxÕs tutelage. Along with his coaching duties, Boudreaux has also served as athletic director, teacher and guidance counselor. 

In addition to the National High School Hall of Fame, Boudreaux has been previously inducted into eight other halls of fame, including the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (2014), the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2000), the Catholic High School Hall of Fame (2004), the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2010), the LSU Track Officials Hall of Fame, the Golden South Track Classic Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Mobile Meet of Champions Hall of Fame in 2010. Boudreaux has also received two National Coach of the Year awards in 2010, including USA Track and Field, and he served on the coaching staff at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival.

The entire CHS community is so proud of Coach Pete Boudreaux for this honor and his induction into the National High School Hall of Fame. His brilliance as a coach, teacher and mentor is only shadowed by his selfless example of Christian values.

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 yearÕs class increases the number of individuals in the Hall of Fame to 447.

Read the article published by The Morning Advocate earlier this month.