BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Catholic High School head football coach Dale Weiner received his 300th win Friday night against Teurlings Catholic 28-17.
Friday's win makes Weiner one of only eight coaches in Louisiana History to reach the 300th career wins mark.
Weiner began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee in 1975. He later became the head football coach at Catholic High School in 1987 and has been credited with rebuilding the team.
During his 28 years as head coach at Catholic High, the team has won 16 District titles, one State Runner-Up and has averaged 9.4 wins per season.
Weiner has been named the State Coach of the Year twice and District Coach of the Year 14 times. He has also been inducted into the Louisiana Weightlifting Hall of Fame and was most recently inducted into the Catholic High School's Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame.
More than 140 of his players have gone on to play football on a collegiate level and 11 of them have moved on to play in the pros.
Weiner's son, Neil Weiner, who is the current head football coach at Dunham says that the love of the game and the ability to inspire high school athletes runs in the Weiner family.
"I get to coach my own team on Friday nights. The first thing I do after greeting my wife once the game is over is ask how the Bears did. I'm so grateful that the answer is usually 'They won!' 300 wins is an incredible accomplishment," says the younger Weiner. "I'm proud I got to play for Coach Weiner and work for Coach Weiner, but what I'm most proud of is getting to call him dad."