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Chalmette High Announces New Baseball Coach

Chalmette native and veteran baseball coach Doug Faust returns to his hometown and his alma mater as the new  baseball coach for the Chalmette High School Owls.  Faust, a 1985 CHS graduate has deep roots in St. Bernard and a passion for baseball.  He said he is  proud to follow in the footsteps of his father,  Jean Faust, a local baseball legend  who coached at Chalmette High for many years.  “I was a batboy there when I was six years old, so this place really means so much to me.”

 

Faust’s baseball career includes success at both the high school and college level, winning multiple championships over his three decades as a head coach.  He began his career at St. Bernard High School in 1994  before taking the helm at Archbishop Hannan. There,  he led the Hawks to nine consecutive playoff appearances and six district titles. Most recently, he coached at Archbishop Shaw High School where he amassed nearly 200 wins. Over his thirty year career, Faust has been named as a District Coach of the Year nine times and taken his teams to the state playoffs eighteen times!

 

Chalmette High School Athletic Director,  Richard Walker, coached with Faust at Hannan and said the Owls are fortunate to have him onboard. “It’s great to have someone of his caliber and experience, ” Walker said.  He also appreciates Faust’s ability to develop the culture of the program and the character of its players. “Coach Faust has a wealth of experience in developing young people of character.  He really will be great for our program.” 

 

Faust was All District second baseball during his playing career at Chalmette High and said the program has always been a solid one.  He said his coaching philosophy has been shaped by his mentors along the way. “I focus on pitching, defense and baserunning - the fundamentals of the game.  I tell the players there are two things you can control - your effort and your attitude. If you play the game the right way, your record should be pretty good at the end of the season.“

 

Faust inherits a program that has enjoyed much success over the last several years and said the timing to return to CHS was perfect.  “Over my career, I have always considered returning to St. Bernard where it began  “ he said. “It’s like going full circle,  and this opportunity was something I couldn’t pass up.  I’m excited to be back.“