March 23, 2019

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Scelfo Part of Alma Mater’s Hall of Fame Class

HAMMOND, La. – On the eve of his first game on the Strawberry Stadium sidelines, Southeastern Louisiana head football coach Frank Scelfo will be inducted to the New Iberia Senior High School Athletics Hall of Fame in conjunction with the school’s home game versus Westgate High School.


Scelfo was a standout at NISH in both football and baseball. After starring at linebacker on the gridiron and catcher on the diamond for the Yellow Jackets, Sceflo went to ULM to play both sports. He eventually settled on baseball, earning the school’s Athlete of the Year award as a senior.


“I was honored to receive this recognition from my alma mater,” Scelfo said. “Some of my fondest memories come from my time at New Iberia and to be included in the Hall of Fame is humbling and special for me.”


Scelfo’s Lions will open their home and Southland Conference schedule on Saturday, hosting defending league champion Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium.


Saturday is Faculty and Staff, Family and Band Day in Hammond, America. Southeastern faculty and staff will receive two free tickets with the presentation of their University I.D. at the ticket office prior to game day or ticket booth on game day. For Family Day registration, visit


Local high school band and spirit members will be present for the Spirit of the Southland’s halftime show.  Also, fans will have the opportunity to stop by Hammond’s Helm Paint location to get a free color-changing cup for free drinks all season.


The SLU-UCA game will be televised on ESPN+ and via the app. The game can also be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps.



For season ticket information and individual game tickets, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit The Lions will welcome conference foes Central Arkansas (Sept. 15), Northwestern State (Sept. 29), Houston Baptist (Oct. 13 – Homecoming), Abilene Christian (Oct. 20 – Hall of Fame Game) and McNeese (Nov. 3) to Strawberry Stadium in 2018.



Southeastern Athletics has instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit



Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letterwinners.


All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at or (985) 549-5091 or visiting


For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @SLUFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on Twitter, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel.



Inside Southeastern Football with Frank Scelfo, the Lion first-year head coach’s radio show, is held every Monday through Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Tope La Catering (113 East Thomas Street) in downtown Hammond.


Hosted by Scelfo and Allen Waddell, the show will air on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (KSLU-FM (90.9), Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM and WFPR 1400 AM). Fans can also listen live at and via the Radio FX and TuneIn Radio apps. A live video stream of the show will be available via Facebook Watch at

By: Southeastern Athletics