As legendary Pete Boudreaux retires as track coach, Catholic High hires former LSU standout as replacement
By Robin Fambrough
When former LSU star Rodney Brown heard that Pete Boudreaux was retiring as Catholic High's track and field coach, he did not see himself as a candidate for the job.
A conversation with another coach changed his mind, and now the 26-year-old Brown has been hired to replace Boudreaux.
"One of my mentors who also coaches at Catholic, Don Hood, reached out to me to see if I was interested in the job," Brown said. "That changed my whole mindset. It is an honor to be hired to coach track and field at a school that I think has the richest tradition in the state of Louisiana.
"This is an unbelievable opportunity, not only to coach but also to mold young men as they become young adults."
Brown is LSU's school record-holder in the discus. He was an assistant at Catholic from 2013-15. Brown graduated from LSU in 2015 and has worked as a volunteer coach at Alabama for the past two years while also competing as a professional track and field athlete.
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