The Freeman Report

Coach Lee Hedges

February 15, 2023 J. Kenneth Freeman
The Freeman Report
Coach Lee Hedges
Show Notes

He is the winningest Coach in the Shreveport/Bossier area of North Louisiana but he is so much more than a coach.  He is now 93 years old and played football for LSU, The Louisiana State University in the late 1940's and early 1950's.  After serving in the army during the Korean War, he returned to Shreveport and began coaching on the high school level.  Today the stadium at Captain Shreve, his last stop as a coach, is named after him.  Lee Hedges was also named at one point Teacher of the year.  
Having coached Terry Bradshaw in both high school and his first year at Louisiana Tech, when I asked him if Terry was as crazy back then as he is now it was almost like - next question.  During Bradshaw's freshman year at Tech there was another QB named Phil Robertson.  Asking coach who was better his commented "Phil seemed to be into things other than football".
Returning to the high school level he eventually started the football program at Captain Shreve where he won the 1973 state championship.  As both an assistant coach and head coach he had been to the championship 4 times before he finally won the big.  He also coached tennis at Captain Shreve an won 15 state titles in that sport.
His story is worth telling and I hope you enjoy it.

KF