Kyle Weidenbacher named Cabrini track coach

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Kyle Weidenbacher has been named head coach of the Cabrini High School track and field team for the 2020-2021 school year. Kyle will direct the indoor and outdoor track and field programs.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be named as Cabrini’s Head Track and Field Coach,” said Weidenbacher upon the announcement. “Cabrini has an outstanding tradition of excellence in track and field, and I look forward to meeting everyone on the team and working together to continue that tradition.”

Throughout high school, Weidenbacher was a member of the Archbishop Rummel High School track and field team and was a three-year letterman. During Kyle’s career at Archbishop Rummel, he was coached by head coach Andre Rome and was mentored by the legendary metropolitan New Orleans track and field coach Ronnie Doyle throughout his four years of high school.

After high school, Weidenbacher earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Orleans in 2009. In 2019, Kyle continued his educational journey by earning his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Holy Cross. Upon graduation from the UNO, Weidenbacher was hired by Archbishop Rummel High School as a full-time teacher and head track and field coach. Weidenbacher was the head track and field coach at Archbishop Rummel from 2010 through the 2018. During these nine seasons, Weidenbacher had 14 LHSAA All-Academic Scholar Athletes, 32 Individual District Champions, 95 Individual Regional Qualifiers, 20 Individual Regional Champions, 63 Individual State Qualifiers, 28 Individual State Medalists, 12 Individual State Runner-Ups, 7 Individual State Champions, and a 5A State Runner-Up team finish in 2016. In the fall of 2018, Weidenbacher left Archbishop Rummel to continue his mission of working with young people at The Good Shepherd School in New Orleans. During the 2020 season, Weidenbacher was an assistant coach for the Jesuit track and field program.

“Track and field is an excellent sport that everyone is able to participate in with nineteen different events to choose from,” said Weidenbacher. “The camaraderie that is formed among the team is perhaps one of the most special things there is about track and field.”

Regarding the announcement, Cabrini’s Athletic Director Kirk Maronge said, “We are excited and extremely fortunate to welcome Kyle Weidenbacher into the Cabrini family as the new head coach of track and field. Kyle is very knowledgeable in the sport of track and field and will have a positive influence on the young women of Cabrini. Kyle obtained his USTFCCCA Track and Field Technical Certification in 2012, USATF Level I Certification in 2013, and USATF Level II (Sprints/Hurdles/Relays) Certification in 2017. Kyle’s exceptional knowledge of the sport, his character, his energy, his positivity, and his enthusiasm will be a huge benefit to the young women of Cabrini High School and our track and field program.”

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