Legendary De La Salle High School (CA) football coach Bob Ladouceur retired on Friday after 34 years as head coach.
Ladouceur is California’s all-time winningest high school football coach, with 399 wins. He led De La Salle to an unheard of 151-game winning streak from 1992-2003.
At the high school, Ladouceur teaches religious studies. He has coached future NFL player such as Maurice Jones-Drew, D.J. Williams, and Amani Toomer. The high school, along with schools like Long Beach Poly and Mater Dei, was not only a powerhouse in California but known as a national high school football power.
Ladouceur had a reputation for getting the most out of players who had less physical talent than players from other top high schools.
Jim Caviezel will star in a movie about Ladouceur and De La Salle football. The film, which is currently in the works, “is based on Neil Hayes’ book, When the Game Stands Tall, which chronicled the 2002 season.”