The Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2024 includes three inductees with metro area ties.
Former East St. John quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, long-time state wrestling tournament director Jim Ravannack and former Archbishop Rummel head football coach Jay Roth are among the 10 honorees to be inducted on April 16 at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.
Perrilloux earned All-American honors at East St. John, accounting for 12,705 yards of total offense, ranked second all-time in Louisiana history, His 9,025 passing yards are fourth all-time. Perrilloux accounted for 155 touchdowns and totaled 5,006 yards in his senior season, a state record. Perrilloux played at LSU before playing at Jacksonville State.
Professionally, Perriloux played in the Canadian Football League, the Arena Football League with the New Orleans VooDoo and spent time in the NFL with the New York Giants.
Ravannack served as the director of the LHSAA state wrestling tournament for three decades, helping grow the event the sport dramatically. Ravannack was the USA Wrestling Man of the Year in 2001, served as Team Leader for the 2004 USA Olympic Wrestling Team and was a Team Leader for five USA International Teams.
Ravannack helped lead the charge to preserve wrestling as an Olympic Sport. He financed and built the USA Wrestling facility at Archbishop Rummel High School and founded the Gator Wrestling Club.
Ravannack has been inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and has been honored by the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport.
As a high school wrestler, Ravannack finished second in the state in 1977 at 138 pounds and helped East Jefferson win the state championship in 1978 as he won the 145-pound weight class.
Roth was an outstanding high school quarterback at Archbishop Rummel, leading the Raiders to an unbeaten regular season and earning All-District honors in 1980. He went on to coach his alma mater for 24 years, including 23 winning seasons, earning 12 Catholic League titles and winning the first two state championships in school history.
Roth guided the Raiders to four state title game appearances. He retired from coaching after the 2018 season with 228 wins with a winning percentage of 79.7 percent. Roth is the winningest coach in the history of the storied Catholic League. Roth has been recognized for his excellence with the Contribution to American Football award by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
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