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Pete Boudreaux '59 inducted into the St. Joseph's Academy Athletic Hall of Fame


For nearly 60 years, Pete Boudreaux '59 has been the standard-bearer for cross country and track and field in the capital city.

Now, Coach Boudreaux holds the unique distinction of being the only person to be in both the Grizzly Greats and St. Joseph's Academy Athletic Halls of Fame.

Boudreaux was inducted into the SJA Hall of Fame on Friday along with SJA Alumni Nicki Genre Olinde ’98 and Mallory Hitt Allen ’06.

In addition to the numerous athletes he helped mold here at CHS, Coach Boudreaux and his wife, Mrs. Pat, were key in helping to found the SJA Cross Country Invitational back in 1983. For 40 years the couple have helped in all aspects of the event, from setting up and taking down the course to recording times and team totals. The Boudreauxs continue to help with the event today, Mrs. Pat will work the registration tent, while Pete is the official race starter for what has grown into one of the biggest cross country meets in Louisiana.

In the early days of Title IX, Coach Boudreaux would advocate on behalf of SJA students, attending hearings and meetings to lend his voice in support of equal opportunities for female athletes. 

His dedication to the coaching profession has also led Coach Boudreaux to serve as president of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association. He has worked as an official at SEC and Big 12 track and field championships and at the Olympic trials. In 2002, he was co-meet director for the NCAA Track and Field Championships

Congratulations to Coach Pete Boudreaux '59 and his fellow members of the 2023 SJA Athletic Hall of Fame induction class!

Coach Boudreaux's Induction Speech:

  • Alumni
  • cross country
  • track and field