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Pete's Incredible High School Coaching Career

Burge was the high school coach for two football legends: 

Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Jim Taylor.

Pete graduated from LSU in June 1934 as both an athlete and a scholar, graduating with a 93+ grade point average. He began his incredibly successful coaching career at Baton Rouge’s Catholic High School from 1935 – 1937, leading them to regional and state title games.

In 1938, Pete was appointed assistant football, basketball, and track coach at LSU, while at the same time pursuing a Master’s degree in Education.

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Felix "Doc" Blanchard

Pete was recruited to be the head football & basketball coach at St. Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis Mississippi in 1939, where again achieved enormous success. Pete’s most famous St. Stanislaus football player and protégé was Felix “Doc” Blanchard – Army’s immortal All-American Heisman Trophy winner.

Jim Taylor

Pete served as a Lieutenant in the Navy during WW2. He returned as the head football and basketball coach at St. Stanislaus in the Fall of 1946. Burge accepted the football and basketball coaching position at Baton Rouge High School in 1950.

In 1953-54, Pete coached the legendary Jim Taylor – LSU All-American and Green Bay Packers Hall-of-Famer – in both football and basketball.

Book no.1

Dennis "Pete" Burge - Biography 8

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