GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools has accepted the resignation of Greg LaDouceur, head boys’ tennis coach at Red River High School. LaDouceur is retiring following 30 years as a head boys’ tennis coach in Grand Forks.
After serving as the Grand Forks Central High School head coach from 1990-2000, LaDouceur filled the same role at Red River High School from 2001-2019. In his 30 years as a head coach for Grand Forks Central and Red River, LaDouceur won 16 state championships and 18 conference championships. In that time period, he coached 10 state singles champions and 14 state doubles champions.
LaDouceur was named the North Dakota High School Coaches Association (NDHSCA) Coach of the Year five times and earned the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award in 2012. He was inducted into the NDHSCA Hall of Fame in 2016 and earned the University of North Dakota Thomas Clifford Alumni Award for excellence as a coach in 2018.
“It would be difficult to quantify what Coach LaDouceur has meant to Grand Forks tennis and the North Dakota tennis community as a whole,” said Mark Rerick, Athletic Director. “He is easily one of the most recognizable figures in the high school tennis world, and his Red River boys’ teams’ competitive success over the past 19 years has no equal. I thank Greg for his incredible dedication to our program and, more importantly, to our students.”
The search for a new head coach will coincide with other job openings at Grand Forks Public Schools later this school year.