Brady Benoit named head baseball coach at Northshore High

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Northshore High School has landed an experienced coach with a very solid resume.

Brady Benoit has accepted the position as head baseball coach of the Panthers.

Benoit succeeds Glenn Rivero, who stepped down at the end of the 2021 season after six years as head coach of the Panthers. Rivero succeeded Rick Mauldin in 2015.

Mauldin guided Northshore to the Class 5A state championship in 2009. Rivero posted a 110-74 record at Northshore, reaching the 5A quarterfinals twice.

Benoit spent the last two seasons as the head coach at St. Martin’s Episcopal in Metairie, posting a 13-23 record against a tough schedule.

Previously, Benoit was the head coach at Fort Worth Country Day School in Fort Worth, Tex. from 2012-18 where his teams had two top three and five top five finishes in the Southwest Preparatory Conference.

Benoit has also coached at Archbishop Rummel, De La Salle, Delgado and, at his alma mater, Ridgewood.

“First of all, I just could not pass up the opportunity, understanding the history of Northshore baseball under Glenn and under Rick,” Benoit said. “When I was at Ridgewood, the first game I ever coached was against Northshore, Isn’t that ironic? I wasn’t looking to leave St. Martin’s. This is a good spot with good players and tradition and I live on the north shore. The overall draw is what did it for me.”

While the opportunity at Northshore is excellent, Benoit feels it is very tough leaving St. Martin’s.

“There is nobody that I could thank more for where I am in my career than Frank Gendusa,” Benoit said. “He brought me to Texas and gave me a shot and we did some really good things there with that program. Coming back with him to St. Martin’s was special. The most difficult decision is leaving him and St. Martin’s is a great school with great kids and I hate leaving them. We put a lot into it.”

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