River Parish Football

News Archives in February 2016

Former WSJ coach Valdez new coach, A.D., of St. James Wildcats

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/29/16 5:47pm

Robert Valdez has been selected the new head football coach and athletic director at St. James High. A list of 25 applicants was reduced to two finalists before Valdez was named after a second interview Monday. Along with Valdez, the other finalist for the position was Central Lafourche head coach Keith Menard. “I’m excited. For my family, it’s a great opportunity. We live in Gramercy and I’m very excited... Keep Reading

Valdez, Menard final two in running for coaching job at SJH

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/26/16 8:51pm

The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at St. James High is down to two finalists. After interviews with six candidates on Friday, the field was narrowed to Robert Valdez and Keith Menard. Valdez recently concluded his first season at Scotlandville after serving the previous seven years as head coach at West St. John. He led the Rams to a 59-29 record during his tenure and is 73-37 overall. Valdez coached... Keep Reading

St. James assistants Keller, Daigle in hunt for Wildcats’ head job

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/23/16 12:50pm

The list of candidates for the position of head football coach and athletic director at St. James High has been narrowed to six, sources have informed Riverparishfootball.com. Two St. James assistant coaches and four current head coaches at other schools are among the field that will be narrowed with interviews beginning Friday. The two St. James assistants to receive interviews are Chris Daigle and Byron Keller. Daigle, a former defensive coordinator at Dutchtown from 200... Keep Reading

Former WSJ coach Valdez among applicants for St. James job

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/22/16 5:24pm

Current Scotlandville and former West St. John coach Robert Valdez is among 25 applicants for the position of head football coach at St. James. St. James is seeking a new football coach following Dwain Jenkins’ announced return to Lutcher, his alma mater. Jenkins, a former Lutcher player and assistant coach, guided the Wildcats to playoff appearances in all three of his years at SJH, including the 2015 Class 3A championship game. Current St. James assistants who... Keep Reading

Jenkins returning to his alma mater as new coach of Lutcher Bulldogs

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Teams:
  • Lutcher, St. James
  • Posted:
  • 2/4/16 7:20am

It’s a short move to Lutcher but just part of the journey for Dwain Jenkins. Jenkins, the head coach at St. James, today was named the new head coach and athletic director at Lutcher, his alma mater. A former Lutcher player and assistant coach, Jenkins replaces Tim Detillier, who announced he was retiring following the 2015 season. Detillier, 60, concluded a 38-year coaching career as the winningest coach in River Parish high school football history.... Keep Reading

Small schools get their fair share of River Parish football players

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/3/16 4:58pm

The Power-5 schools draw the major attention on National Signing Day, but as usual, recruiters from smaller schools came away with another bumper crop from the River Parishes, some in bulk. Of the 29 players from River Parish schools who signed with colleges on Wednesday, 23 were with programs at the Football Championship Subdivision level or lower. Arkansas Baptist signed four players from West St. John and two other Rams are headed to East Texas Baptist University.... Keep Reading

LSU’s top-ranked recruiting class includes Destrehan’s Logan

  • Tags:
  • National Signing Day
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, East St. John, Hahnville, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 2/3/16 4:45pm

For LSU to have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country and the best recruiting class in school history, the Tigers would need to have a River Parish player in that number. The Tigers got one early Wednesday morning on National Signing Day with the inking of Destrehan defensive lineman Glen Logan. “It’s real big. It’s a part of history and everybody wants to be a part of history,”... Keep Reading

Nicholls lands stellar RPF crop

  • Tags:
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • St. James, Lutcher, Riverside, St. Charles
  • Posted:
  • 2/3/16 9:14am

Nicholls State football coach Tim Rebowe may be the Noah of college football, signing players two by two. Of the six River Parish players signed by Nicholls on National Signing Day on Wednesday, two each came from Lutcher and St. James high schools. The former Destrehan High coach used his River Parish roots to sign the Lutcher duo of Sully Laiche and Ben St. Pierre, plus the twosome of Arron McKinney and Aquindas Steib. &ldquo... Keep Reading