Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade

Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2024
The Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders Parade will kick off Alexandria’s family-oriented Mardi Gras weekend. The Classic Cars & College Cheerleaders follows the same route as the Children’s Parade in downtown Alexandria. It features classic cars paired with college cheerleaders from colleges, universities, and high schools in Louisiana.
Route: Downtown Alexandria – Murray – Fifth Street – Jackson – Third Street to St. James Street
Grand Marshal: TBA
Contact: For information, please contact Parade Chair Daniel McGuffee
Coach Smith

Grand marshal

Coach Charles Smith,
Peabody Magnet High School Basketball Coach

Coach Charles Smith has excelled as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director, and leader in the Louisiana education system. He works as Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Peabody Magnet High and notably obtained the most game wins in the State of Louisiana with 1,087 total wins. Mr. Smith’s exemplary achievements inspired the 2017 documentary, “Chasing 1,000 Wins,” for which he served as the co-writer and producer.

For his exceptional efforts over the years, Mr. Smith was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Coaches Hall of Fame and the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, he has attributed his professional success to the support that he received from his parents. He is incredibly proud to have inspired his children to garner their own professional accomplishments, as his daughter received a doctorate degree in education and works at Southern University while his son is active as an assistant coach with a master’s degree. In the coming years, Mr. Smith would like to continue making a difference in the lives of young people.

Coach Smith is married to Rosa Bynog Smith and together they have one daughter, Dr. Camacia Smith- Ross, and one son, Kedric Smith.