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Track and Field: Silvey Quickly Assembling Coaching Staff

Silvey Adds Mahfouz as Volunteer Coach
Track & Field  08/21/2007 Courtesy RaginCajuns.com
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LAFAYETTELouisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns head track and field coach Steve Silvey announced the addition of local high school track and field coaching legend Charlie Mahfouz as a volunteer coach Tuesday.
During his 18-year high school coaching career, Mahfouz won six Louisiana state championships. He began his career as the head track coach at Eunice High School from 1984-92. He led the Bobcats to five St. Landry Parish and district championships, while capturing three regional and Class 3A state titles in 1990, 1991 and 1992.
After spending nine years in Eunice, Mahfouz headed east to Opelousas High where he guided the Tigers to a St. Landry Parish championship in each of his nine seasons. His squads also captured six district and five regional crowns.
In his inaugural season at OHS, his Tigers squad finished as the Class 4A runner-up in 1993. His program would later capture three straight state championships from 1998-2000.
Mahfouz coached Ubeta Anderson, a high school All-American in the 110-meter hurdles. She is the state composite record holder with a time of 13.75 in the 110-meter discipline. She later became the national indoor champion in the 55-meter hurdles.
In addition to Anderson, Mahfouz also coached Tommy Fay, Jacques Prudhomme and Devery Henderson. Fay, a four-year letterwinner at UL from 1993-96, won the 110-meter hurdle state championship during his prep career at Eunice High.
Like Fay, Prudhomme, the 800-meter state champion at Eunice, was a four-year letterwinner at UL from 1993-96.
Henderson, a former standout athlete at Opelousas High, was the Louisiana state championship in both the 100- and 200-meter events from 1998-2000. Henderson later lettered in track and football at Louisiana State and is currently a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints.