Kenny Francingues retires as head baseball coach at John Ehret
After seven years on the job, Kenny Francingues has decided to retire from his job as head baseball coach and Algebra teacher at John Ehret.
The Patriots reached the playoffs in 2016.
Francingues took over after Boomer Newman departed the Patriots following the 2012 season.
Francinques is very accomplished in the sport, having coached Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, TX to a state championship. Francinques also served as head coach at Pope John Paul II and at Jesugt of Dallas. Francinques has coached baseball for 38 years.
As a player, Francingues was a star pitcher at Archbishop Rummel. He was part of an unbeaten state championship team in 1974 and was an all-state performer in 1975 and 1976.
He starred on the mound at Tulane as well from 1977-79, posting a stellar 13-2 record in three seasons. He earned Metro Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors in 1979. Francingues was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
Francingues was a draft pick of the Minnesota Twins and played three years in their minor league organization.
“I have been at Ehret for seven years and it is just time to move on,” Francingues said. “I look forward to getting back in the classroom and teaching. It has been a great experience at Ehret. I have enjoyed teaching and coaching some great kids and I will miss them.”
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