After seven years as the head coach of the Bishop Kelly lacrosse program, Blake Gaudet has decided to step down from his position. Gaudet started his coaching career at Vallivue HS in ’06 before returning to his alma mater. Blake helped start the BK program back when he was in high school. As a coach at Bishop Kelly, Blake compiled an overall record of 71-42 which included two TVLL championship game appearances, one TVLL championship, three US Lacrosse All-Americans, and the school’s first Idaho State Championship.
An alumni of Bishop Kelly, Gaudet was a senior goalkeeper on the Knight’s 2002 State Championship team, and a teammate of LAS co-founder Jeff Brunelle. Blake started his college career at the University of Utah, playing two seasons for a Utes squad that was consistently ranked in the MCLA’s top 20. As a junior, he transferred to the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, where he picked up All-Conference honors in the cage for the ‘Yotes as both a Junior and a Senior.
Off the field Blake teaches U.S. History and Psychology at Kuna High School. He plans to focus his efforts in the Kuna community and dedicate himself to his teaching career. His wife, Dana, is also a Bishop Kelly alumni and currently serves as a recruiting specialist with Idaho State University. Blake has also written for LAS in the past; you can find some of his work here.
Blake took over the Bishop Kelly program when I was a freshman and I had the pleasure of playing for him and also coaching along side him. Blake Gaudet has been a huge contributor to the Bishop Kelly program and absolutely left it in better shape than he found it. Thanks to Blake I have countless memories and have learned many things. Thank you almost doesn’t seem adequate enough for all that you’ve put into the program but on behalf of the Bishop Kelly family and LAS, THANK YOU! We all wish you the best!