Scotlandville’s Carlos Sample resigns as basketball coach

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Carlos Sample

One of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Louisiana history has resigned.

Carlos Sample, who led Scotlandville to a remarkable 14 consecutive state championship game appearances, announced his resignation Friday morning.

Sample, who also has served as Scotlandville’s athletic director, won 482 games in 16 seasons at Scotlandville, including eight state championships. He led the Hornets to title-game appearances from 2010 until earlier this month, when Scotlandville lost to Catholic High in the Division I select championship game.

Including his time at Livonia and Istrouma, Sample had 676 career coaching wins.

“This opportunity I’ve been afforded over the years to pour into the lives of young men has truly been unmeasurable,” Sample said in the school’s official release. “I would like to thank everyone for the support I’ve received over the years from administration, district, fans, alumni, parents and players.”

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