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Each year at Homecoming, this year on October 13 and 14, an outstanding alumnus is selected for inclusion into the LHS Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. The honoree this year is basketball player and coach Grant Westerchil, a member of the 1984 LHS graduating class.
As a Wampus Cat, Westerchil earned a three-year varsity basketball letter, 1982-84. His 1982 team finished the season 25-1, and the 1983 team finished 30-4. Westerchil averaged 22 points per game during his senior year and earned a basketball scholarship to McNeese State University.
Westerchil returned to LHS in 1993 as an assistant coach and was named head basketball coach in 1994. During the years as head coach, Westerchil led his team to seven straight playoff appearances, winning five District 4-4a titles and playing in the state finals three times, 1996, 2000, and 2001, winning the state 4a title in 2001.
During those years Westerchil was twice named Louisiana State Basketball Association Coach of the Year in Class 4a.
Westerchil is the last coach at LHS to have won a state title in a team sport. As Coach Rolf Kuhlow won a state championship earlier in Track and Field, that win and the basketball title of 2001 are the only two state titles in team sports in LHS history.
Following the 2001 championship season, Westerchil left coaching but in 2012 returned to his alma mater as a teacher/assistant coach.
Westerchil is married to the former Beth Roberts. They are the parents of Wampus Cat alumni, Skyler LeCroy, Brady Westerchil, and Theron Westerchil.
Westerchil will be presented at the homecoming assembly at Leesville High School on October 13 and honored at the homecoming luncheon at the First Baptist Church CLC at noon that day. He will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame prior to the football game in Wampus Cat Stadium on the evening of October13.
2016 -- Terry Holt
2015 -- Robert Gaines
2014 -- Ted Paris
2013 -- Eddie Fuller
2012 -- Kevin Mawae
*Just a reminder, previous nominees must be resubmitted each year to be considered. Verbal nominations will not be accepted. Please send attached Hall of Fame form to Ray Ortiz firstname.lastname@example.org or 114 East Rd. Anacoco, LA 71403
Have you paid your dues? The LHS Alumni Association is the reason we have such a successful homecoming weekend. By supporting your alumni association, you are giving back to LHS through scholarships awarded and donations made to the school. Your dues provide the opportunity for members to keep in touch with fellow alumni. Follow the link to "read more" about membership opportunities, prices, and how to pay.
Homecoming 2018 is scheduled for October 19th and 20th.
More information on Homecoming 2018 activities above, just click on the Homecoming 2018 tab. We are looking forward to a great Homecoming!
The LHS Alumni Association is selling cookbooks. The books contain over 400 recipes contrubuted by LHS alumni. Cookbooks can be purchased for $20 at Phoenix Gift Gallery, Merle Norman/Russell's Gift Shop, Nina's Beauty Box, and My Favorite Things. They can be mailed if the purchaser sends $25 to LHS Alumni Association, PO Box 1381, Leesville, LA 71496.
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