Tour set for trio to discuss LHSAA items

A little LHSAA barnstorming? That’s sure what the just-announced LHSAA-on-the-Geaux program announced Friday sounds like.

LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson and two new staffers, Louisiana High School Coaches Association Director Gary Duhe and LHSAA assistant executive director Ronda Richardson, are set to travel around the state to meet with coaches, administrators and the media.

An LHSAA news release said the trio will discuss the 2013-14 sports year, answer questions and listen to possible concerns. Information on the 2014 LHSAA convention set for January and contact information for the LHSAA staff will be provided.

The meetings begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at Bossier City’s Parkway High. South Louisiana sessions include: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Teurlings Catholic, 9 a.m. Sept. 5 at the LHSAA office, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Mandeville High, 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at Bonnabel High and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at South Terrebonne.

Boxers to be honored

A total of 32 competitors and coaches will be honored when the Louisiana High School Boxing Hall of Fame hosts its first induction ceremony at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Sunset Event Center. Cost is $15 per person.

Boxing was a high school sport from 1931 to 1958.

Two Plaquemine High coaches, Sam Distefano Jr. and Albert DuPont will be among those honored. Distefano won five state titles, while DuPont won four.

Former Plaquemine High boxers Shelby DuPont and Tommy Gascon are among the four-time state champions set to be inducted, along with Istrouma’s Frank Scimeca. Two three-time champions from Plaquemine, Edwin Ourso and Gerald Boudreaux, also will be honored. Another PHS competitor, two-time state champion, Heston Daniels, also is part of the induction class.

Contact Louisiana High School Boxing Association President Bobby Dupre at (337) 945-4010 for additional information.

Jobs, etc.

St. Joseph’s Academy seeks a nonfaculty assistant softball coach. Contact SJA head coach Billy Stears at or (225) 776-3216 or Athletic Director Dorinda Beaumont at

St. Amant High needs one boys basketball team for its jamboree Nov. 16. Call SAHS coach Travis Uzee at (225) 610-5992.

Denham Springs High seeks freshman girls basketball games for the 2013-14 season. Contact DSHS coach Shelly Laprarie at (225) 610-2016.

Alumni games set

The second annual Alumni Basketball Games, which will include former players from at least eight high schools, are set to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 at Capitol Middle School.

Ex-players from Capitol, Scotlandville, McKinley, Baker, Southern Lab, Glen Oaks, Istrouma and Tara are expected to compete in the event managed by Magnificent Entertainment. Contact DeJon Dunbar at (713) 257-3479 or (225) 413-3781 for details.

Prep notables

Add one more LSU coach’s son to the list of players set to play football for Catholic High.

Aaron Moffitt, the younger brother of Bears tight end Clay Moffitt, also is a freshman along with Chris Cameron and Ben Miles. The brothers are the sons of LSU strength coach Tommy Moffitt.