Sept. 23, 2011; Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; De La Salle Spartans head coach Bob Ladouceur during the first half against the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders at Piccolo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Legendary High School Coach Bob Ladouceur Calls It Quits


After 34 years as head coach of the football program at De La Salle High School, Bob Ladouceur is stepping down.

Ladouceur tied the bow on a legendary career on Friday afternoon, and will retire with a 399-25-3 record with the Spartans for a career winning percentage of an unbelievable 93.8.

That included an unprecedented 151 straight victories from 1992-2003 and 20 unbeaten seasons. During that win streak, they outscored opponents by 38 points and even won a game 75-0 against Clayton Valley-Concord.

Elected to the National High School Hall of Fame in 2001, Ladouceur owns the state record for all-time wins, and is 13th nationally. What’s even more impressive is that when he took over the program in 1979 at age 25, he had no coaching experience, and De La Salle had not recorded a winning season since 1965.

Of course, Ladouceur had to go out on top. The Spartans finished a perfect 15-0 during the 2012 season and won its fourth consecutive Open Division state championship.

 

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