Coach Eddie Flint was a multitalented youth who attended Xavier Preparatory High School. Equally at ease in all major sports, he excelled in football and basketball in high school. He fortuitously became quarterback of his high school team after observation of his skills by his high school coach during touch football in physical education class. After change of position from tight end to quarterback, he retained the position extending into his college career at Xavier University. He was a guard on his high school basketball team as well. Upon graduation he became the football coach at St. Augustine High School in New Orleans. His teams were the epitome of excellence. His teams won three Louisiana Interscholastic Athletic and Literary Organization State Football Championships and after integration continued the rampage into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. He is recognized as one of the top coaches in the nation and he was enshrined in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.