Brent Lavoie was a 1999 Glendale High School Graduate in Springfield, Missouri. He was the starting Third baseman his JR & SR year. He helped lead his Falcons to the State Championship Game in ’98 finishing as Runner-Ups. They set a school record for wins during the Summer Legion season with an overall record of 52-9. As a senior he helped Glendale claim Back to Back District Championships and a State Quarterfinal berth. Lavoie earned both All-Conference & All-District honors his Senior Year. He was also the team’s gold glove recipient.
Lavoie went on to play collegiately at Missouri Valley in Marshal, Missouri redshirting his freshman year before heading to North Arkansas Junior College in Harrison, Arkansas. He was Team Captain and earned 1st Team All -Conference honors & Golden Glove Awards his Freshman & Sophomore seasons for the North ARK Pioneers. Lavoie (born in Riverside, CA) returned back to Southern California to finish his degree and playing career at Biola University. He graduated with a degree in Communications in 2004. At Biola he was a 2 year starter at the 2Bag and helped lead his team to the 2003 NAIA College World Series, crushing a bomb his 1st world series at bat! In 2004 he was a Team Captain. Lavoie committed only 5 errors in 2 seasons with the highest fielding % on the team. The sure handed Second Baseman loved to flash the leather. He was also notorious for laying down the surprise push bunt to find his way on base.
Lavoie is entering his 15th Season as a high school head coach and his 4th here at LB Poly. Valley Christian, Whittier, La Mirada, and Whittier Christian were the previous schools he coached at. He has been a Head or Assistant coach for 5 seasons with Summer Collegiate Teams also. He served as Head Coach of the Gold Coast Miners & East LA Dodgers and was an Assistant with the So Cal Catch.
In 2006 Lavoie led Valley Christian to an Olympic League Title his first year as a Varsity Head Coach. He then took the reins at Whittier High School & doubled their win total his first year in ’07 and fell 1 game short of a playoff spot in ’08. He was named a Whittier Rotary All Star Head Coach for the 2008 season. Lavoie then teamed up with La Mirada High School as the Head JV coach. His JV Matador’s claimed Back to Back Suburban League Championships in ’09 &’10 and had an overall record of 40-14 & 23-1 in league play in the 2 year span. His ’09 squad went an impressive 22-5 overall and 12-0 in league. This lead to an amazing opportunity for the 2011 season being named Whittier Christian’s Head Coach. He coached 6 seasons at Whittier Christina and tallied a 100-78 overall record, claimed an Olympic League Championship, had 3 league runner-ups & 5 CIF Playoff Berths including the last 4 in a row. The 2011 Heralds went 23-6 overall & 11-1 in league play capturing the Olympic League Title and advancing to the 2nd Round of CIF Playoffs. Lavoie was also named the 2011 Whittier Daily News Coach of the Year and again was a Whittier Rotary All Star Game Head Coach. The 2014 squad had a memorable run advancing to the CIF Quarterfinals. The ’15 &’16 squads each won their Playoff Wildcard game before bowing out in the next round. The ’17 Poly squad reached the CIF Playoff’s in Lavoie’s 1st season and did something quite remarkable in ’18. Long Beach Poly won their 1st CIF Playoff game since 2006! Just 2 days later they won their 2nd Playoff game, an accomplishment that hadn’t been done during any of the current player’s lifetime. History was made in action packed climatic fashion and the ’18 Legacy is firmly cemented. 2019 brought even more success with winning the MOORE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Lavoie taught at Millikan High School in ’18 but is now at POLY as a Resource Specialist Teacher. He is currently in his 14th year as a high school teacher. He also assists with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle on campus for the athletes.
Brent Lavoie married his best friend Kristen-Wesley Lavoie (former USA Junior Olympic Softball player & Biola University Pitcher ’06 Grad) on July 21st 2013 & resides in Fullerton with their black Australian Kelpie dog named Cali… AKA “The Coo”. Cali Coo is known for her great anticipation, fast twitch explosiveness, quick 1st step, incredible agility, and raw closing speed that has defined her a species like no other. She loves the baseball field where she can demonstrate all of her skill-sets. She’s extremely pumped up for the new season at Long Beach Poly and loves being on the baseball field. Cali is excited for the Jackrabbit family. She also claims she is faster than any Jackrabbit that takes the field and won’t be shy in backing it up.