SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTEE
WATCH: For 4 many years Mike Gaudy was a serious power and extremely a profitable coach in each women and boys basketball at Cocoa Seaside Jr./Sr. Excessive Faculty.
MIKE GAUDY – 2012 INDUCTEE: Ladies State Championship, Boys State Championship and 10 Remaining 4 Appearances
CHARISMATIC, INSPIRING LEADER
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For 4 many years Mike Gaudy was a serious power and extremely a profitable coach in each women and boys basketball at Cocoa Seaside Jr./Sr. Excessive Faculty.
A charismatic and provoking chief, he’s considered one of just some coaches to win state championships in every hoops class.
Gaudy was additionally the varsity’s athletic director, the women’ tennis coach for a number of years, the offensive coordinator for the soccer group, a junior varsity baseball coach and a center college observe and area coach.
He taught science and bodily schooling earlier than he grew to become the athletic director. After resigning his submit because the boys’ basketball coach, he grew to become the cheerleading coach when a coach stop on the final minute.
1988 GIRLS STATE TITLE
Gaudy guided his Ladies basketball groups at Cocoa Seaside to 10 appearances within the state Remaining 4, profitable the championship in 1988.
“The 1988 group wasn’t considered one of my higher groups, however they’d incredible management,’’ he stated.
Throughout this time interval, the 3-point play was added to highschool basketball and Gaudy was a grasp in using it to his group’s benefit.
“We developed shooters and gave them spots to shoot from,’’ Gaudy stated.
“The mid-range sport has develop into forgotten a bit. Ladies play numerous zone, and it was not onerous for us to get attractiveness. Scoring 90 factors a sport was unparalleled till we began to do it. And that was for a 32-minute sport when there was a slaughter rule.’’
Gaudy’s daughter, Leigh, was a standout participant for the 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 groups. She went on to play for the College of North Florida.
2004 BOYS STATE TITLE
Gaudy guided the Minutemen Boys to the 2004 Class 3A state title. That group cut up two regular-season conferences with a seasoned Florida Air Academy squad, which boasted Sasha Kaun and Walter Hodge.
Cocoa Seaside received the third assembly between the groups within the Class 3A district event, which was essential because it meant acquiring the home-court benefit for no less than the opening spherical of the state playoffs.
The Minutemen trounced Monsignor tempo 61-32 within the semifinals of the State Remaining 4 in Lakeland and defeated Mike Moran’s St. Petersburg Catholic squad 57-47 for the Class 3A title.
“The spotlight was how we received there,’’ stated Gaudy, who graduated from Melbourne Central Catholic in 1972.
“We needed to undergo Florida Air Academy and beat Eustis at their place. Florida Air had 4 actually good gamers. Typically, the precise gamers come alongside. It was an pleasant group of youngsters to teach. For it to occur was thrilling for the neighborhood. With the women, it was anticipated. With the boys, it was a shock.’’
Gaudy later was capable of coach his sons, T.J. and Kyle, who each performed nicely for his basketball group. Now that he’s retired kind teaching, there’s extra time to spend with spouse, Melody.
Gaudy’s ardour is now paddleboard browsing.
“I took it up a few years in the past. I extremely suggest it to anybody,’’ stated Gaudy, who was born on July 2, 1954 and is an alumnus of the College of Florida.
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