Heintze and Dauterive newest Hall of Fame inductees

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com

Next month, two Ascension athletics stalwarts will take their places in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Former St. Amant pitcher Leah Heintze and former East Ascension head football coach Larry Dauterive joined six others in this year's Hall of Fame class.

Dauterive led the Spartans to a second-place finish in their district in 1989. From there, he left East Ascension and coached in the Canadian Football League.

After coaching there for multiple years, Dauterive made his way back down to Louisiana to coach at the high school level.

He eventually became one of just 21 coaches in state history to win over 200 games. Dauterive finished his career with an exceptional record of 228-85-1.

As for Heintze, she was one of the best players St. Amant has ever seen in their illustrious history.

She helped lead the Lady Gators to four straight state titles and had an astounding 19-0 career postseason record.

In 2004, she was named Louisiana's Miss Softball. And for her career, she piled up an amazing 931 strikeouts and went 99-7-7 as a starter--which equates to an 88 percent winning percentage.

Heintze now serves as an assistant coach at her old school.

Her and Dauterive will officially join the 265 other members of the LHSAA-LHSCA Hall of Fame on Jan. 29 at a ceremony-banquet at the Crowne Plaza. It will be held during the LHSAA's annual convention that takes place from Jan. 29-31.