Seimone Augustus, Kevin Faulk, Todd Kinchen among 10 in Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame class
Five athletes with accomplishments on the high school, college, professional and Olympic levels help headline the 10-member 2018 induction class for the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Seimone Augustus, Kevin Faulk, Todd Kinchen, Meghan O’Leary and Kim Willoughby are the athletes in the group that also includes two active coaches, Alexandria Senior High swimming coach Wally Fall and Barbe baseball coach Glenn Cecchini.
Two former football coaches, the late Max Calderera of Westlake and Dale Weiner of Catholic High-Baton Rouge, and athlete/official Bobby Olah complete the class scheduled to be inducted April 7 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.
Augustus earned multiple All-America honors while leading the Capitol-Baton Rouge girls basketball teams to state titles in 2001-02. She earned All-America honors at LSU, has played for the U.S. in three Olympics and has won four WNBA titles with the Minnesota Lynx.
Faulk also netted multiple All-America honors as a football star at Carencro from 1991-95. He also went to star at LSU and played 13 years with the New England Patriots, winning three Super Bowl titles.
Kinchen was a multi-sport athlete at Trafton Academy, now known as The Dunham School, from 1983-87. He played wide receiver at LSU and in the NFL. Kinchen played for three NFL teams during a seven-year career.
While at Episcopal from 1998-2003, O’Leary was an multi-sport athlete who earned all-state honors in volleyball, basketball and softball. She played volleyball and softball at the University of Virginia and represented the U.S. in rowing at the 2016 Olympics.
Willoughby earned multiple all-state and All-America honors while leading Assumption High to three state volleyball titles from 1996-2000. She was an All-America player at Hawaii, played professionally and played in one Olympics.
Barbe’s Cecchini started his career at Barbe in 1987 and has won nine state titles a national title awarded by the National High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2014. Fall of ASH has coached 40 seasons, winning eight state swimming titles with seven runner-up finishes.
Calderera compiled a record of 210-165 in 34 seasons at Westlake, leading teams to 14 straight playoff appearances and a Class 3A runner-up finish in 2007. Weiner’s career included 36 years as a head coach at four schools, spending 30 seasons at Catholic. He compiled career record of 317-109, winning a Division I title in 2015 and a Class 4A runner-up finish in 1990.
Olah was a standout player at Albany High in the 1950s and then spent 20 years as a high school basketball official in the Hammond area and was a college basketball official for 35 years.
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