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LHSAA Convention includes Hall of Fame inductions Jan. 29-31

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame inductees are honored each year at a banquet in January at the LHSAA's Annual Convention.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Five long-time coaches, a coach/administrator, a competitor and an official highlight the group of individuals who will be inducted.

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 have 167 years 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. 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.

St. Amant's Leah Michelle Heintze dominated 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.

With the addition of the eight inductees, the LHSAA-LHSCA Hall of Fame ranks will grow to a total of 267 members.

Johnny Jones, mens' head basketball coach for the LSU Tigers, will be this year's keynote speaker. He will address attendees at the Coca-Cola convention luncheon Jan. 30.

There are a number of scheduled workshop sessions and roundtable discussions throughout the conference focusing on topics such as "Safety in Your School" and "New Diploma Paths."

Each year at this meeting new proposals or changes to existing LHSAA rules and regulations must be presented and decided upon.

For more information or to register to attend visit the Annual Convention section of our website at www.LHSAA.org.