St. Mary’s Catholic School announced the addition of Corwyn Aldredge Jr. to the school’s staff as interim athletic director and head football coach

SMS-Aldredge as Coach

St. Mary’s Principal Jacque Horton announced May 16 that Aldredge, a Natchitoches native and a 1981 graduate of St. Mary’s, will begin work in his new role as early as this week.

“St. Mary’s is very appreciative of the willingness of Corwyn to return to the school in a leadership role,” Horton said. “His knowledge of sports and administration is extensive, and he loves St. Mary’s. Our student athletes know him and respect him. The school is very fortunate to have a gentleman of his character and integrity to lead our athletic program and to work effectively with students and families.”

While at St. Mary’s he earned All State Football, All State Basketball, State and National Javelin Champion, All-American Football and All-American Track honors.

He attended Mississippi State University, and was an All SEC Tight-End and played in the Senior Bowl. He is also the school’s record holder in the javelin. He went on to play professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1986 and 1987.

Aldredge is a member of the St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame and is an inductee of the LHSAA Hall of Fame. He served as the head football coach at St. Mary’s in 2000 and 2001 and at Cedar Creek from 2002-2009.

Aldredge is married to the former Missy Marcus. The couple have three children and one grandchild.