Dale Weiner To Be Inducted Into Louisiana High School Sports Hall Of Fame
Dale Weiner, former head football coach and current faculty member at Catholic High School, will be inducted into the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 2018 induction class. Weiner, who began his coaching career in 1975 as an assistant at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, was head football coach at Catholic High School from 1987-2016.
Weiner is credited with rebuilding the Catholic High football program, and under his 30-year leadership before retiring from coaching in 2016, he led the Bears to 18 district championships, 15 state quarter finals, eight state semifinals and two state championship appearances. Weiner’s success culminated in 2015 with winning the LHSAA Division I State Championship, the first football state championship title in the school’s 123-year history. Weiner’s CHS career record is 282-82.
Over the course of his 41-year coaching career, Weiner amassed an overall record of 317-109. He is one of only eight coaches in Louisiana high school football history to reach the 300th career win mark. Weiner was named Louisiana State Coach of the Year three times and District Coach of the Year 15 times. He coached four high school All-Americans, had more than 140 athletes continue on to play collegiate football and 16 players play professional football. Weiner is a member of the Louisiana Weightlifting Hall of Fame and Catholic High School’s Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame.
“I want to thank the LHSAA Selection Committee for this induction into the Hall of Fame. I am so humbled by this honor. It came as quite a surprise. I know that something like this is due to the work of so many others. I thank God for my wife Lindy and the rest of my family, who have provided great support to me throughout my career,” said Weiner. “So many great athletes, coaches, parents and administrators have impacted my life. In particular, I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of the mission and ministry of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at Catholic High School.”
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