Athletics Hall of Fame



Athletics Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The Dunham School Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes Dunham athletes and coaches who demonstrate the qualities that identify them as champions on and off the field.  

While all of our honorees are outstanding athletes, their core motivation has always been to honor God in all that they accomplish. Through their strength of character and indomitable spirits, they demonstrate the lasting legacy of a Dunham athlete serve and best exemplify what it means to possess the heart of a champion. To learn more about The Dunham School Athletics Hall of Fame or to nominate a former Tiger player or coach, contact Athletic Director Neil Weiner.

2019 Hall of Fame Dinner

Thursday, April 4, 2019 
Baton Rouge Renaissance Hotel

Cocktail Reception at 6:30 pm
Dinner and Induction Ceremony at 7 pm
$40 adults; $25 students

2019 Inductees:
John Howard '87
Sarah McKey Waggoner '03
Leigh Myers '08


Congratulations to 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Lauren Haynes Parks '02 and Mitch McIlwain '94.

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Dunham Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

Sean Cangelosi ’96

After a successful football career at Dunham, Sean Cangelosi continued playing at the collegiate level at Louisiana Tech, where he made one of the biggest catches in the university’s history when his 28-yard touchdown reception propelled the Bulldogs to a 29-28 win over 18th ranked Alabama in 1999. He ranks ninth in career receptions, tenth in career receiving yards, and fourth in career touchdown receptions.

Chris Barker Chaffin ‘92

A remarkable athlete, Chris Barker Chaffin led the Lady Tigers basketball team in scoring for three seasons, from 1990-1992. She finished her high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Lady Tiger basketball history, a record she still holds today. After graduation, Chris continued her basketball career at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Reggie Griffith '99

During his athletic career at Dunham, Reggie Griffith was a stand-out track and field star. In his senior year, he was voted outstanding performer in the boys division after setting Class 1A records in both the shot put and discus and was named a “Star of Stars” in track and field by the Baton Rouge Advocate after his performance in the state championship meet placed him among the top in the nation for elite shot put rankings.


Todd Kinchen '87

Todd Kinchen was a football MVP, a leading scorer on the state championship basketball team, star shortstop and outfielder on the state championship baseball team, an all-district performer in track, and a regional finalist in tennis. After a successful football career at LSU, where he led the SEC in pass receptions, he was a wide receiver for seven seasons for Los Angeles Rams, the Denver Broncos, and the Atlanta Falcons.

Cary Koch '05

A baseball, basketball, football, and track and field athlete, Cary Koch was named Offensive MVP of the 2004 All-State squad, MVP of the 2004 state championship game, and Metro-area Offensive Player of the Year in football. He played at the collegiate level at Tulane and the University of Virginia before playing professionally in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos.

Mitch McIlwain '94

As All-District offensive and defensive football player, Mitch McIlwain was defensive MVP of the undefeated district championship football team and was named to the All-State and All-District teams in baseball, helping lead the Tigers to a state runner-up finish. He continued his baseball career at Louisiana Tech, where he was a multi-year letterman. Mitch has served as a distinguished educator and coach at Dunham since 1999.

Lauren Haynes Parks '02

A basketball, track, and volleyball MVP, Lauren Haynes Parks served as team captain in basketball and volleyball, made All-District in both sports, and was named to the All-State team in track.  In 2002, she received the Dunham Female Athlete of the Year Award, the Our Lady of the Lake Outstanding Athlete Award, and the United States Army Award for Outstanding Female Athlete. Lauren still holds the school record for single game scoring in basketball.

Joey Thibodeaux

Joey Thibodeaux has served as head football coach, athletic director, baseball coach, girls golf coach, and math teacher during his 34 years at Dunham. As football coach, he compiled a 155-86 record, including a 2004 Class 1A state championship title. In baseball, he collected more than 400 career victories, including a 1987 Class 2A state championship title and a 1994 runner-up finish.


"The Dunham spirit is indomitable, has endured, and is evident in each athlete and coach to this day."

~ Head of School Steven A. Eagleton

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