BATON ROUGE, LA (Nov. 18, 2013) — Five long-time coaches, a coach/administrator, a competitor and an official highlight an outstanding group of individuals who will be inducted into the 2014 class of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
This year’s class of Opelousas High’s Larry Dauterive, Welsh High’s Marion Dutton Wall, Woodlawn High of Shreveport’s A.L. Williams, Vidalia High’s Dalton “Dee” Faircloth, Buckeye’s C.G. ‘Corky’ Yates, Jennings High’s Danny Ray Miller, St. Amant’s Leah Michelle Heintze and Sarepta High’s James R. Boyett not only left an indelible impression on their state, respective sports, individual schools and communities but drew nationwide acclaim as well.
The four football coaches – Opelousas’ Larry Dauterive, Welsh’s Marin Dutton Wall, Woodlawn’s A.L. Williams and Vidalia’s Dalton ‘Dee’ Faircloth – coached a total of 1,250 football games and had a 167 years of combined head coaching experience.
An additional coach, Jennings’ Danny Ray Miller, became Louisiana’s all-time winningest ‘5-on-5’ girls’ basketball coach with 854 wins compiled during a brilliant 33-year career in Southwest Louisiana. Buckeye’s C.G. ‘Corky’ Yates, whose career spanned more than 53 years, began as a 4-sport competitor, continued as a highly successful high school football, basketball and golf coach and then concluded as a respected and admired administrator. His devotion to high school athletics and administration is unparralled.
St. Amant’s Leah Michelle Heintze would dominate Class 5A softball during her four-year stint and Sarepta High’s James R. Boyett officiated hundreds of basketball and baseball games as well as numerous tournaments during a remarkable 38-year career.
The induction ceremony-banquet for this distinguished class is set for the evening of Jan. 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the LHSAA's annual convention, which will take place Jan. 29 – 31, 2014.
With the addition of the eight inductees, the LHSAA-LHSCA Hall of Fame ranks will grow to a total of 267 members.
About the LHSAA
The LHSAA is a private entity that provides and regulates interscholastic athletic programs that promote fair and equitable competition among its member schools that is in the best interest of the student-athlete. For more information about the LHSAA, visit its website at www.lhsaa.org.
This press release was written by Philip Timothy, a sportswriter for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).