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Core Headed to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

An icon in Southeastern Louisiana basketball history, C.A. Core spent time in the St. Tammany Parish Public School System as a teacher and coach after his playing days were over.

Nearly 50 years after his final college season in 1967-68, he’s still the school’s all-time leader in scoring and rebounding. He also still holds several single season records. He led Southeastern in scoring and rebounding all four years, averaging a double-double each season (22.3 ppg/12.3 rpg as a freshman, 20.0/15.9 as a sophomore, 21.1/15.0 as a junior and 21.7/18.5 as a senior).

For his career, he averaged 21.3 points and 15.4 rebounds per game in finishing with 2,046 points and 1,475 rebounds. He earned NAIA and AP All-American honors in 1966-67 and was a NAIA All-American in 1967-68. He was drafted by the NBA and ABA, but went into the service instead of playing pro ball.

He began his teaching career in St. Bernard Parish before moving across the lake to Slidell High School where he coached current STPPS Superintendent Trey Folse. He later moved to Northshore High School.

A native of Noblesville, Ind., he died at the age of 41.

He will be enshrined with 10 other Louisiana sports legends during the June 24th Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Natchitoches.

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