No surprise: G-E’s Toulouse is Coach of the Year

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 22, 2002

GLENVILLE &045; The first time Louie Toulouse of Glenville-Emmons was named the Tribune’s Baseball Coach of the Year, he seemed genuinely surprised.

Nobody’s surprised this time.

Toulouse’s Wolverines set a school record for wins in one season, finishing 19-9 this spring while advancing to the section tournament for the third time in the last four years. It makes him the Tribune’s Coach of the Year for a second time.

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Just as Toulouse’s selection was not unexpected, neither was the Wolverines’ success this year.

&uot;We kind of expected to do fairly well, we had a veteran team coming back for the most part,&uot; said Toulouse. &uot;Our goals were to win the conference and do well in the section.&uot;

The Wolverines didn’t win the conference, but they were contenders for the crown throughout the season and made a strong postseason run.

A graduate of Red Lake Falls High School, where he played football, hockey and baseball, Toulouse has coached high school football, basketball or baseball in some capacity for the last 22 years at Emmons and Glenville.

This year, he said was enjoyable not only for the win-loss record but the personalities of his players.

&uot;This was a real good group of kids to coach,&uot; he said. &uot;They were successful in basketball and good in football. It was a tight-knit group. We just had a fun season.&uot;