Pete Boudreaux ’59 Draws Record Crowd at La. Sports Hall of Fame Induction
Approximately 130 people traveled to Natchitoches, Louisiana on Saturday, June 21, 2014 for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction of CHS Cross Country and Track Coach Pete Boudreaux í´59.
While a student at LSU, Coach Boudreaux was a three year letterman on the LSU Track Team. He was an SEC Indoor Pole Vaulting Champion and an SEC record holder, a Senior Bowl Champion and record holder, Southwestern Relays Champion and Sugar Bowl Champion.
Coach Boudreaux will begin his 47th year at CHS in the fall with an accumulated 41 State Titles and 21 State Runner-Up Titles in Cross Country and Track. In track and cross country, Pete has a combined total of 65 District/Metro Titles.
During his career, Pete has led 62 teams to a State Championship or State Runner-up Title. He has had 108 runners win 150 individual State Championships. His athletes have set or broken 23 State Meet Records and more than 138 have competed in track at the collegiate level.
Coach Boudreaux is a member of the Catholic High School Hall of Fame, the CHS Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame, the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame, LSU Track Officials Hall of Fame, Orlando Golden South Classic Hall of Fame and NHSCA Hall of Fame. He has been recognized as state coach of the year 14 times and regional coach of the year four times. In 2010, Pete was voted the national high school coach of the year for boys track by USA Track & Field.
Boudreaux joined the ranks of three other CHS Alumni in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: Mel Didier Sr. í´44, Gayle Hatch í´57 and Warrick Dunn í´93.
Coach Boudreaux was one of eight people to be inducted on Saturday. Being inducted were Richard íÍMooníñ Ducote, Beryl Shipley, Venus Lacy, Alan Faneca, Tom Benson, Shane Reynolds and Lionel Washington.
A tape-delayed broadcast of the 2014 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction will be shown on Cox Sports Television during the months of July and August. Please check back on the CHS website for dates and times.