Longtime Coach and Educator, Alfred Francis Tregle passed away peacefully in Morgan City, Louisiana on August 10, 2020. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 25,1933. Mr. Tregle is survived by his wife, Mary Jon Tregle and his five children: Cynthia Tregle Woodard (Russell), Cay Tregle Price (Chris), Tim Joseph Tregle (Eva), Christine Tregle Spiese and Scott Patrick Tregle (Susan). He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren: Bethany Woodard Kristovich, Lexie Woodard Polito, Russell Woodard, Jr., Christopher Price, Courtney Price Matherne, Charlton Tregle, Gavyn Spiese, Nicole Perri, Brandon Tregle, Matthew Tregle, and Ali Tregle and also by his 7 great grandchildren: Anna Kristovich, Arabella Polito, Colt Woodard, Ronin Price, Marie-Élise Matherne, Audrey Tregle, and Eleanor Tregle.
Al was preceded in death by his parents Mary Frances Stewart Tregle and father Ovide Matthew Tregle, Sr. and his brother Ovide Matthew Tregle, Jr.
A graduate of Metairie High School, Mr. Tregle was a track and football standout and was awarded a football scholarship at Tulane University of New Orleans for one year before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi, also on scholarship, where he was captain of the Golden Eagles Football team. In his later years, Mr. Tregle was honored by being inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Football Hall of Fame.
After graduation from The University of Southern Mississippi, Mr. Tregle enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He served as the track and football coach for the base and quickly rose to the rank of Captain in the US Army.
Al Tregle, known to many as Coach Tregle, taught and coached successfully at many Louisiana high schools in his career as well as four years coaching at McNeese State University. He is a member of the Morgan City Alumni Association Hall of Fame, the University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame, LHSAA Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Terrebonne High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and was three times selected as a Louisiana Coach of the Year.
The family would like express gratitude to Courtney Norwood, Dee Howard, the Maison Jardin and Home Instead staffs for the wonderful care during Al's time of need.
Visitation for Coach Tregle is to take place on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1 PM and services will follow at 2PM at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City, LA. Pallbearers are Chris Price, Tim Spiese, Brandon Tregle, Charlton Tregle, Gavyn Spiese, Matthew Tregle, Kenny Alfred, Kirk Crochet and Dalton Leblanc. Christopher Price and Russell Woodard, Jr. are honorary pallbearers. Masks and appropriate social distancing are required.