Coach Gerry Garidel begins his 12th year as coach at ZHS. Garidel is a 1970 graduate of Baton Rouge High School and a 1977 graduate of Louisiana State University. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from LSU and a Master’s in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995. Garidel spent most of his career at Catholic High School where he served as Defensive Coordinator for 27 years and Head Baseball Coach for 18 years. Coach Garidel’s experience at ZHS has included 2 State Semifinal appearances in 2014 & 2016, and 3 State Championships Titles in 2015, 2017 & 2018. This year Coach Garidel was selected as a ‘Grizzly Great’ at Catholic High. Coach Garidel and his wife Sharon have three sons: Jamin, Jody and Jeffrey.