, boys' coach of Catholic High School
in Baton Rouge, La, and James Holdren Jr., girls' coach of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
in Richmond, VA., will be recognized at the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 26 during the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, IA in front of a 14,000 Drake Stadium crowd.
Out of 158 applications from throughout the country, Boudreaux
and Holdren were selected as two of the 12 regional finalists for the Gill Athletics National High School
Track & Field Coach of the Year Award.
Based on the candidates' coaching record, honors and recognitions, and service to the sport and their communities, the USATF
Coaches Advisory Committee named Boudreaux
and Holdren the final winners.
"I feel very fortunate and humbled by this recognition for our school and the CHS
track program," responds Boudreaux
A list of the 2010 Regional Finalists and coaching highlights for Boudreaux
and Holdren follow.
Pete Boudreaux coaching highlights:
track & field and cross country teams have won 33 state titles - 11 state outdoor track titles, 7 state indoor track titles, and 15 state cross-country titles.
The track teams own the four highest scores ever recorded in a 5A Louisiana state meet while the cross country teams own the three lowest scores ever recorded in the state championship.
In 1991, Boudreaux's school, Catholic High School
, became the first school to ac-complish the feat of winning state titles in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track in the same year.
The 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 teams repeated the feat to become the only school in Louisiana to ever accomplish the feat in back to back years.
has been the Louisiana Coach of the year 14 times.
has also earned Athletic Director of the Year and National High School
Regional Coach of the Year.
Induction into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame and LSU Track Officials Hall of Fame
are prominent awards in Boudreaux's career.
Boudreaux served as past president of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association and presently serves on the executive committee of the Louisiana High School Athletic Directors As¬sociation.
He has served on several International coaching staffs and was named to the U.S Olympics Sports Festival coaching staff and was a staff member for the USA vs Great Britain in Edinburgh, Scotland (1993) as well as a staff member for the Junior World Cham¬pionships in Annecy, France in 1998.