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Gayle Hatch

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-28

Duration: 00:09:56

Subjects: Hatch, Gayle | Sports | Olympic Games | Weight lifting


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Hatch, Peggy Interviewee
  • Brown, Dale Interviewee
  • Brian, Bret Interviewee
  • Calandro, Tommy Interviewee
  • Hatch, Gayle Speaker


This segment from the 2012 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Gayle Hatch accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Hatch, who grew up in Baton Rouge, is a strength coach and weightlifting coach, who served as the head coach of the United States men’s weightlifting team at the 2004 Olympic Games. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame. The profile includes interviews with: Peggy Hatch, his wife; Dale Brown, the former LSU Basketball Coach; Bret Brian, 1988 and 1992 Olympic weightlifter; and Tommy Calandro, 1984 Olympic weightlifter. Host: Jim Nickel