The family of James Waguespack announced his passing yesterday. The former coach suffered a stroke on Sunday and passed away on Monday at the age of 76. Waguespack coached football at St. James, Cecilia and Beau Chene High Schools. He was inducted into the LHSAA Hall of Fame on April 2, 2019. Coach Waguespack finished his career with a 235-151 record. James Waguespack is the only coach in Louisiana High School football history to coach two different schools to perfect seasons (St. James in 1979 and Cecilia in 1995). He also won a state championship as an assistant coach and as a player in high school. He coached for 46 years before retiring in 2012 and rank 28th all-time among state football coaches. He was named district coach of the year 10 times.
Arrangements for Coach James Waguespack:
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Pellerin Funeral Home, 2238 Bushville Highway, Cecilia, LA, with a Rosary at 6:00 pm.
Visitation will be held from 8:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019, followed by funeral at St. Philip Catholic Church, 1175 La. Highway 18, Vacherie, LA.
Burial to immediately follow at St. Philip Catholic Church Cemetery.