Cook among ‘Hall of Fame’ honorees
COOK TO BE HONORED - Notre Dame’s Coach Louie Cook will be honored this month as a new member of the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame. Here, he speaks over a play with his youngest son, Stuart, during Notre Dame football action. (File Photo)
A perfect blend of coaches, administrators and competitors is set to join the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame in January.
Notre Dame football coach Lewis Cook Jr., former coach and Louisiana High School Athletic Association Assistant Executive Director Rhonda McCullough Dreibelbis and former LSU and NFL standout Kevin Mawae, who starred at Leesville High, help lead the eight-member induction class.
Also set to be inducted on Jan. 28 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge are former Alexandria Senior High football coach Butch Stoker, long time Natchitoches Central girls basketball coach Emma Boozman, veteran administrator Gerald Cobb, former West St. John football coach Laury Dupont and softball standout Candace Carnahan Jackson of Barbe High.
Cook surpassed the 300 wins plateau earlier this season and currently ranks seventh on Louisiana’s all-time wins list. His career that began in 1974 includes stints as a head coach at Rayne High, Crowley High and Notre Dame, along with two stints as an assistant at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Other career highlights for Cook include winning Class 3A state titles at Crowley in 1989 and at Notre Dame in 2000 and 2009. His teams have finished as the state runner-up seven other times and have made 28 playoff appearances. Cook’s teams have posted seven 10-0 regular seasons and two 15-0 teams. He also served as president of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association.
The 2015 Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, which is located at 4728 Constitution Avenue in Baton Rouge.
A life-long Rayne resident, Cook is married to the former Faye Domingue, and they are the parents of three sons (Lewis, Jeff, Stuart), and grandparents of two. He is the son of the late Lewis and Josie Cook.