Jefferson Parish School Board Renames Athletic Complex at Ehret to Honor Board Member

The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to rename the athletic complex at John Ehret High School after long time board member Ray St. Pierre. The dedication of the newly renamed athletic complex will be held on April 14, 2014, 3:30 p.m at John Ehret’s athletic complex.

“We are so pleased to honor Mr. St. Pierre in this way,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “He is a valued and respected member of our school community, having been a student, an educator, and a school board member of the school system, and his impact at Ehret has been immeasurable over the course of his career.”

St. Pierre began his career with the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) as a math teacher and junior varsity football coach at his alma mater, West Jefferson High School. In addition, he also served as a varsity football defensive coordinator for both West Jefferson and Ehret High Schools and head football coach at Ehret High School.

During his tenure as the defensive coordinator for Ehret, the school won the state championship in 1981 in the first Superdome classic. As the head coach of Ehret for three seasons, his record was 32-4 with a state championship win in the 1985 Superdome Classic.

After teaching at Ehret for 17 years, he became dean of students at Helen Cox Junior High School and then was appointed as assistant principal of Truman Middle School.

He was elected to the Jefferson Parish School Board in 1998 and he is presently serving in his 16th year on the board. St. Pierre was the board president the year of Hurricane Katrina.

St. Pierre is the proud product of Jefferson Parish schools, having attended Ames Elementary, Marrero High School, and graduating from West Jefferson.