The St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame instituted the Special Recognition honor in 2008. Elphage Caillouette graduated from Chalmette High in 1974 as a four-sport letter winner in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. He received a football scholarship from Tulane University and started as running back, on the freshman team. Elphage was scheduled to start as running back as a sophomore in the fall of 1976. A tragic tubing accident took Caillouette’s life on July 11, 1976. The local chapter of the Tulane Athletic Booster Club was renamed in his honor as is Chalmette High’s most outstanding senior male athlete each year with the Elphage Caillouette Award. In 2009, your St. Bernard Sports Hall of Fame followed suit.
Mike Baiamonte is a 51 year resident of St. Bernard Parish and a “Family Man” with a huge family. He has exemplified “Role Model” his entire life and strongly believes that being the best in everything is the only option. Mr. Baiamonte has motivated countless young men to accomplish great things utilizing Baseball as his vessel. Through Mike’s tutelage his family has grown to include hundreds and hundreds of players, coaches and families throughout the Southeast United States. The 2016 Elphage Caillouette Special Recognition Award fits Coach Mike (the “Family Man”) like a”Glove”.