Plaquemine Baseball Coach Notches 400th Career Win

by Hunter Bower // Owner

PLAQUEMINE – Everything came full circle for Plaquemine baseball coach Tait Dupont on Tuesday night.

Just 26 years removed from starting his career as an assistant at Plaquemine, the Green Devils skipper watched as his team scored a 12-8 victory over Ascension Christian, giving the veteran coach career win No. 400.

Dupont joins an elite group of Louisiana high school coaching legends who have scored over 400 victories in their career.

“I have coached a lot of really good players over the years and those wins belong to them,” said Dupont. “I’m proud of the 400 wins but I couldn’t have won that many games without the players and everyone else contributing.”

His coaching journey began at the now defunct North Iberville school, before moving over to his alma mater St. John and eventually Brusly, where he spent the last 10 years before taking the job at Plaquemine in 2019.

Dupont advanced to the Class 4A state title game as an assistant with Plaquemine in 1998 and is looking to rekindle the magic again as head coach for the Green Devils.

Despite all of the victories, playoff appearances and championships, Dupont is quick to remember the hard work and communities that helped get him to where he is today.

What I really love as a coach is the relationships you build with players, the team, faculty and staff, parents, and these wonderful communities that I have had the pleasure of coaching in for the last 26 years,” said Dupont.

Plaquemine currently owns a 5-4 record so far in 2021 and is working to bring the Green Devils back to a state championship for the first time in two decades.