17 Jul 2012

Pete Boudreaux Named Brooks Inspiring Coach Finalist

Pete Boudreaux, Catholic High School Cross Country and Track and Field head coach, was named one of this year’s 25 Brooks Inspiring Coaches finalists.

Boudreaux was selected to be a finalist out of over 1,300 nominated coaches. He has been coaching runners at CHS for 45 years and has inspired thousands of students. Under his instruction, CHS cross country and track teams have won a combined 35 state championships and 58 district championships. However, his success as a coach is not just seen in the record books- he has made a lasting impact on his athletes.

Many honors have been bestowed on Pete including Louisiana Coach of the Year (13 times), Athletic Director of the Year, National High School Regional Coach of the Year, Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and LSU Track Officials Hall of Fame, to name a few. Boudreaux, a 1959 CHS graduate and CHS Hall of Fame inductee, has served as history teacher, guidance counselor, head of guidance, chair of the physical education department, athletic director and head coach of the cross country and track teams.

As a Brooks Inspiring Coach finalist, Coach Boudreaux will receive 5,000 in Brooks running shoes, apparel, and accessories for his teams, $500 cash for team expenses and a membership in the Brooks Inspire Daily (I.D.) program. 

The Brooks Inspiring Coach program works to recognize those coaches who not only give their time, energy and encouragement to their team, but also work tirelessly to strengthen their programí´s strength. Recognized coaches have gone above and beyond and inspire their own athletes as well as those in the community.

The complete list of finalists will be released on July 24, and Brooks will announce the 2012 Brooks Inspiring Coach this fall.