BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The McKinley boys' basketball coach Harold Boudreaux was placed on administrative leave on January 22, but on Friday the former LSU player made his return to the sideline. After a five-game absence, the first-year head coach led the Panthers (19-7, 6-0) to an 83-62 win over 5-5A foe St. Amant.
LSU legendary coach Dale Brown was in attendance for the Panther's win in a display of solidarity for the embattled former tiger, Boudreaux.
"This past week has been pretty tough on him, so Collis Temple, and myself and my friend Tony Tate decided to come out and give him some support," said Dale Brown, former LSU head basketball coach from 1972 to 1997. "I'm sorry he had to go through this pain, but, again, every situation in life can make you either bitter or better. He's chosen to be better through a bitter situation."
Brown coached Boudreaux for four years at LSU from 1988-92.
McKinley assistant coach Raeshawn Williams served as head coach in Boudreaux's absence.