Woodbury football: LaBore leaves Royals for StillwaterWoodbury head football coach Beau LaBore is leaving the Royals to be the head football at Suburban East Conference rival Stillwater.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, Woodbury Bulletin
Woodbury head football coach Beau LaBore is leaving the Royals to be the head football at Suburban East Conference rival Stillwater.
LaBore was hired at Woodbury in 2005, taking over for Paul Herzog. In six seasons LaBore compiled a 26-33 record. Prior to being the Royals’ head coach, LaBore was the defensive coordinator at South St. Paul, his alma mater.
Woodbury was 1-6 in conference play in LaBore’s first year, but improved to 6-1 and was ranked eighth in the state in 2008-09 — the year before fellow District 833 high school East Ridge opened its doors.
Last year, Woodbury went 4-6, falling to Cretin-Derham Hall 44-21 in the second round of the Section 4AAAAA playoffs. Stillwater won its second-straight SEC championship this past fall, going 9-2 overall, falling to No. 6 Mounds View 32-6 in the Section 2AAAAA championship game.
LaBore replaces Scott Hoffman, who retired in November after leading the Ponies for 11 seasons. Hoffman, who was 64-49 in his tenure, was an assistant to longtime Stillwater coach George Thole before being the head coach.