Istrouma moves closer to naming football coach

Catholic High induction ceremony set

Istrouma High is getting closer to naming a new head football coach, according to the school’s athletic director, Damian Gordon.

“We’re in the process of getting paperwork approved and processed now by the RSD (Recovery School District),” Gordon said. “Hopefully, within the next few days, or at least by the end of next week, we should be able to make an announcement.”

Justin Joseph, who coached the Indians for one year, resigned earlier this month to become an assistant at nearby Redemptorist.

Gordon said he has conducted preseason conditioning drills with assistant coaches and alumni who have volunteered.

He said approximately 20 players have been participating in summer drills.

Istrouma, a second-year RSD school, dropped from Class 4A to 2A in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s reclassification process.

Gordon said he believes the drop to 2A will help the Indians be competitive following a 2-7 2012 season.

Gordon said he expects IHS will field 35 to 40 players once school begins.

Sanctioned football clinic

The River Parish Football Officials Association will conduct an LHSAA-sanctioned clinic for football officials Aug. 3 in Kenner.

The one-day clinic will include classroom and on-the-field instruction.

Cost is $100 per official. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 3 at the Doubletree Airport Hotel in Kenner. Officials attending will be credited with attending a mandatory clinic by the LHSAA.

Email info@rpfoa.com or visit www.rpfoa.com where you can also obtain a registration form. Call (800) 908-1524, extension 2, with any additional questions.

Catholic Grizzly Greats

Catholic High will induct four alumni, track and cross country coach Pete Boudreaux, football player Jesse Daigle, soccer player Kevin Kleinpeter and track-cross country athlete Robby LeBlanc, into its Grizzly Greats Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Drusilla Place Catering. Cost is $35 per person.

Boudreaux, a 1959 Catholic graduate, has coached the Bears to 39 state titles, 20 state runner-up finishes and 59 district/metro titles. Daigle, a 1989 graduate, played football and baseball. He passed for 3,149 yards, a total that ranks fourth in school history.

Kleinpeter graduated in 1992 and played on two Catholic teams that won state soccer titles and was voted the state MVP as a senior. He later coached the Bears.

LeBlanc, a 1996 graduate, was a three-time individual state champion in cross country and won the outdoor track 3,200 meters title four times.

DSHS Hall of Fame tickets

Tickets for the Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs. Cost is $50 per person.

The DSHS induction class that was previously announced includes: football player Joey Chustz, girls basketball player Katrina Hibbert, girls basketball player Celeste Gully Callender, football player George Meadors, football-baseball player Michael Sceroler, football player Shannon Roubique and girls basketball-softball Nikki Dixon Leader, who also was a basketball standout.

Advance purchase is required. For ticket information, contact Laura Wingate at (225) 665-8851.

Volleyball officials meeting

The Capital City Board of Volleyball Officials has set its first meeting for 5 p.m. July 29 at Team Sportsplex, 7122 Perkins Road. All veteran high school volleyball officials and anyone interested in becoming a high school volleyball official should attend.

Contact assignment secretary Nedda Taylor at nmtaylor@cox.net or CCBVO President Darlene Harrell at darlene.harrell@gmail.com for details.

Job opening

St. Amant is accepting applications for a head boys basketball coach. The deadline to apply is Aug. 9.

Fax résumés to (225) 391-6037 or send email to SAHS Athletic Director David Oliver at david.oliver@apsb.org.

Résumés can be mailed to Oliver at St. Amant High School, 12035 Highway 431, St. Amant, La. 70774.

Prep notables

Plaquemine High defensive lineman Davon Godchaux said on Saturday that he will announce his college choice on Aug. 23, more than three months earlier than originally planned. Godchaux has scholarship offers from many of the nation’s top programs, including LSU and Alabama.