LAPLACE, La. — In his first two years as full-time head football and baseball coach, Wayne Stein has led St. Charles Catholic to three state championships.

Two in football, one in baseball.

The Comets are currently in a great position to make a run at their second consecutive baseball title after finishing the regular season 26-6-1 and the top seed in Division III Select.

“The standard is the standard and like I told them, you know, we talk a lot about expanding the brand. A lot of it, too, is defending the brand. You know, the brand that they’ve created, these seniors. They’ve got to go out there and defend it because it’s a big bullseye on them,” says St. Charles Catholic head baseball coach Wayne Stein.

The focal point of Coach Stein’s message is to always work and never settle.

A message that has resonated with a club that returns several key pieces from last year’s state championship team.

“We’ve got a special group of kids who realize that those dreams are reality and they work, man. I’m so impressed with the work ethic of our kids. You can’t come here at 6:30 in the morning and not see a bunch of kids working at an indoor facility and that makes you feel good as a coach. I mean, we’ve got talented kids, but they get every little ounce of talent that they have out of themselves, and I think that’s what I’m most proud of,” says Stein.

St. Charles Catholic’s Wayne Stein is our coach of the week, brought to you by Delgado Community College, education that works.

No. 1 St. Charles Catholic will face the winner of the series between No. 16 Houma Christian and No. 17 Haynes Academy in the Division III select regional round next week.