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Football coaching great retires

January 7, 2013 - Burt Angeli
Concord De La Salle High’s Bob Ladouceur, California's all-time winningest football coach, has stepped down after 34 seasons.

Ladouceur turned out many players for college football, including Boise State tight end Connor Peters.

"One thing about him that I really liked is he never really gave a pregame speech," Peters told the San Jose Mercury News. "He never gave a speech before to rile us up. He always expected us: If you really want to win, your head should be in the game enough."

Ladouceur posted a 399-25-3 career record along with 20 unbeaten seasons. The 58-year-old directed the Spartans on a national record 151-game winning streak from 1992-2003.

For a great source on Ladouceur’s coaching style, I highly recommend reading Neil Hayes’ “When The Game Stands Tall.”



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