Hurricane Katrina Roars Across Mississippi Gulf Coast
2007 Campus rebuilds
Remodeled Gym (2006
New Band Hall (2007)
New Cafeteria (2010)
Remodeled Fishing Pier (2010)
Remodeled Rec Halls, Classroom and Offices (2014)
Remodeled Dormitory (2014)
Remodeled Baseball & Football Fields (2013 – 2014)
Opens New Student Union Building
100-Year Celebration of Rock-A-Chaw Football
QB Myles Brennan Sets Records – Signs with LSU
WR Chase Rogers Breaks Receiving Records
Hurricane Katrina Roars In
Hurricane Katrina’s high winds and massive storm surge slammed into the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Brother Ronald Hingle, principal, stayed on campus with about 125 other faculty, staff and students during the historic storm. Prior to Katrina, Saint Stanislaus had never been evacuated in the 150 years since it was founded. Hurricane Katrina had a major impact on Saint Stanislaus and its surrounding neighborhood. Katrina destroyed many buildings, including the first floor and dormitories of Saint Stanislaus. The school was closed for two months. Saint Stanislaus, along with its next door neighbor Our Lady Academy, an all-girl Biloxi Diocesan Catholic school, resumed classes together on November 1, 2005, and operated jointly for the remainder of the 2005-2006 school year.
St. Stanislaus Rebuilds After Katrina
Since 2005, Saint Stanislaus has renovated most of its campus buildings including renovating its famous 1,000-foot fishing pier (2010), building a new band hall (2007) and a new cafeteria (2010), remodeling its gym (2006), remodeling rec halls, classrooms, and offices (2014) remodeling its dormitory (2014) and remodeling its baseball and football fields (2013 and 2014).
Saint Stanislaus College Opens new Student Union Building
Repairs to Saint Stanislaus College School’s Student Union Building are now complete. FEMA provided 90 percent of the grant. The entire first floor received water damage and many of the exterior and interior walls were lost during Hurricane Katrina.
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Saint Stanislaus Celebrates 100 Years of Football
The first game was played on the same piece of land owned by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart where the Brother Philip Memorial Athletic Complex is located today. The Rock-A-Chaws played host to the New Orleans Ramblers, an athletic club, on October 12, 1916. SSC gave the fans a lot to cheer for as they routed the Ramblers 82-0.
In 1915, Forster Commagere was hired as the school’s first full-time lay coach. He became the school’s first football coach and also coached basketball, baseball, and track and field. Commagere, a former Tulane football star, is credited with the development of some of SSC’s greatest athletic legends.
During the first 100 years of gridiron play, the team collected Gulf Coast championships in 1919, 1929, 1938, 194, and 1948. The Rocks advanced to post-season bowl games in 1938 (Toy Bowl), 1941 (Toy Bowl), 1948 (CYO Bowl), 1950 (Cypress Bowl), 1952 (Shrimp Bowl), 1975 (Jaycee Bowl), 1984 (Wendall Ladner Bowl) and 2015 (Shrimp Bowl).
In 1982, the Mississippi High School Activities Association went to a classification system built on enrollment, but the Rocks chose to remain independent until 1989. SSC entered the division standings in football in 1990 and have advanced to the state playoffs in 1990, 1998, 2002-04, 2006-11, and 2012-14. They have a playoff record of 14-12 with three Division 8-4A titles (2004, 2009, 2013), two Class 4A South State championships (2009, 2014), and one Class 4A state championship (2009).
In 100 years of play, the Rocks have produced seven professional football players, five All-Americans, 24 All-State players and numerous All-Division/All-Conference players.
QB Myles Brennan Signs with LSU
Saint Stanislaus’s record-setting quarterback, Myles Brennan, has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s top-rated pro-style quarterbacks and was ranked No. 10. He committed to LSU when Les Miles was the head coach and gave a thumbs up when LSU named Ed Orgeron as the Tigers new head coach.
Playing for Saint Stanislaus High School, Brennan holds all the Mississippi state records for total offense (16,168), passing touchdowns (166), and passing yards (15,138) in a career. As a senior, Brennan threw for 3,982 yards, 48 touchdowns, and just three interceptions.
Chase Rogers Breaks MISSISSIPPI Career Record for Receiving Yards & TDs
Saint Stanislaus’s (Bay St. Louis, Miss.) senior wide receiver Chase Rogers moved into the state’s record books in Friday night’s 56-14 Class 4A playoff win over Green County (Leakesville, Miss.).
With six catches for 128 yards and a touchdown, the Tennessee commit Rogers set the Mississippi record for career receiving touchdowns (44) and career receiving yardage (3,706). And as it turns out, according to the Sun Herald, he broke the records formerly held by Saint Stanislaus alum Krisjon Wilkerson.