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Catholic High School Announces Hudson Fuller as 22nd Head Football Coach


BATON ROUGE, LA –Dec. 21, 2022 – On Wednesday, Catholic High School administrators announced their decision to hire Hudson Fuller as the football program’s 22nd head coach. Fuller takes over for David Simoneaux who stepped down from the position in December.

Athletic Director Ben DiPalma welcomed Fuller back to the Bears Football program, and says he is confident that Fuller will continue the program’s standard of excellence and elevate the competition on a national scale.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Hudson back home to Catholic High School,” DiPalma said. “In addition to being a brilliant football mind, he is an exceptional role model for our students and a man that exemplifies the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.”

Fuller, a Baton Rouge native, previously served as Catholic High’s Offensive Coordinator from 2017 to 2019, helping the Bears earn three straight State Championship appearances and two state titles. In the 2019 season, his offense scored 552 points—the most in CHS school history.

Fuller returns to CHS after spending the last three seasons as the head coach of the West Feliciana High School Saints. In 2022, he led the Saints to a semifinal finish and was named the District 6-4A Coach of the Year.

Fuller says he is thrilled to return to CHS to lead the nationally recognized program.

“It is humbling to have the opportunity to lead and serve the Catholic High football program,” Fuller said. “Our program will be unified with the mission of Catholic High School and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. We will strive to be the standard of player development.”

Prior to beginning his coaching career, Fuller played collegiate football at Millsaps where he transitioned to a student assistant and wide receiver coach. He was an offensive quality control assistant at Louisiana State University and an offensive analyst at Texas Christian University.

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