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Bill Ladouceur

2001 SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Bob Ladouceur, Class of 1972:

Bob Ladouceur attended San Ramon Valley High School from 1969 until graduation in 1972. Mr Ladouceur played 2 varsity seasons at San Ramon and was named all-league both of those seasons. Bob played Baseball, Football, and Track. In his junior year, Bob lettered and started at Defensive Back and Running Back for the Varsity Football Team and was Second-Team All-League. He also started and lettered at Catcher for the Varsity Baseball Team. In his senior year, Bob started and lettered at Running Back and Line Backer for the Varsity Football Team and was First-Team All-League Running Back. Mr. Ladouceur was also voted Team Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Back. Bob also lettered in Track his senior year and as Team Captain ran the 100, 220 and 4x100 relay. San Ramon’s Track Team were League Champions that year in the 4x100 relay.

Mr. Ladouceur went on to college as a scholarship player at San Jose State University. He played Running Back his freshman and sophomore year and started as a sophomore. He also played Defensive Back his junior and senior seasons at SJSU.

Bob went on to become Head Football Coach for De La Salle High School and in 20+ years had established himself as one of the most successful high school football coaches in the country. His 249-14-1 record includes 16 North Coast Sections Championships and 9 California State Championships. Ladouceur’s Spartans have finished in the top 10 the past nine years and in 1995 and 1998.

Coach Ladouceur was voted High School Coach of the Year by USA Today. In 1995 he was named the NFL’s first National High School Coach of the Year. In 1998, Bob was awarded the Warren Ukel Educator of the Year award for Contra Costa Country. Earlier that year Coach Ladouceur was inducted to the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame Class of 2001.