The Sports Scouting Report Podcast With Lee Brecheen Episode 173: Legendary St. Charles Catholic High School Head Football Coach Frank Monica
by Jace LeJeune
For Friday’s episode of The Sports Scouting Report Podcast With Lee Brecheen, Lee interviews one of Louisiana High School Football’s coaching legends in Frank Monica. Coach Monica just announced his retirement after 51 years in the coaching business. Over his Hall of Fame career, Coach Monica has won 284 games, three different state championships with three different schools (Lutcher High School in 1978, Riverside Academy in 1983, and St. Charles Catholic in 2011), and most notably, led the St. Charles Comets the past 22 years to 12 semifinal playoff appearances along with six state championship appearances. Coach Monica also had college coaching experience at Tulane during the 1990’s as well. Coach Monica tells Lee many stories over his marvelous career as well as the best players he has coached over his career. Finally, Coach Monica talks about his coaching family that has followed in his footsteps and how his nephew Wayne Stein is going to continue the winning tradition at St. Charles Catholic.
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Jace is from Addis, LA but resides in Port Allen, LA. Jace has graduated recently from Southeastern Louisiana University with a major in Communications. Jace has also broadcasted games as a play by play announcer for Southeastern’s football and basketball games on ESPN Plus. Also, Jace has anchored and reported on Southeastern’s award winning show “The Big Game.” This is Jace’s fifth year as Associate Editor at Louisiana Football Magazine. He is also a graduate from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge where he was the editor of the school newspaper the “Bearly Published.” While at CHS, Jace also announced their football, basketball, and baseball games for the Bruin Broadcast Network which is the Catholic High’s streaming website for their events. On weekends, Jace is the PA announcer for his middle school football games. At home, Jace enjoys time with his family and friends. Besides being a huge football fan, Jace is also an avid NHRA drag racing fan.