Joey Loudis, a 1960 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School , has had illustrious athletic and coaching careers beginning with his little league days. Loudis was the second baseman on the Schenectady Little League All-Star Team that finished second in the Little League World Series in 1953 and took all the marbles in 1954. He lettered in four sports at Mont Pleasant (baseball, basketball, tennis, and cross country), and he was the number one player on the Red Raiders’ undefeated tennis squad. He also played on an undefeated baseball team. Later, he was the head boys’ basketball coach at Cohoes and Mechanicville. He won 7 Colonial Council titles, 4 Section II crowns, and 3 Regional titles. Mechanicville reached the semi-finals in 1995 and the finals in 1996 and 2008 of the N.Y.S.P.H.S.A.A. Tournament. Loudis has won over 400 games during his coaching career. He has been named Coach of the Year by the Daily Gazette, Times Union, Troy Record, the Saratogian, WYNT, WRGB, and WTEN. He was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame and the Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.