River Parish Football

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Stubbs, Lachney receive well wishes from River Parish coaches

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Teams:
  • Destrehan, Hahnville, Riverside, St. Charles, St. James, West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/7/16 7:13pm

River Parish football coaches were full of praise Wednesday for one outgoing coach and another up-and-comer after it was announced Riverside Academy’s Bill Stubbs was retiring and defensive coordinator Chris Lachney was promoted to be his successor with the Rebels. One area coach who had experience against Stubbs when he was a coach at Salmen as well as at Riverside is Hahnville’s Nick Saltaformaggio. “He and I go back a... Keep Reading

Lachney elevated to head coach at Riverside with Stubbs’ retirement

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 12/7/16 3:42pm

Bill Stubbs has retired as head football coach at Riverside Academy and defensive coordinator Chris Lachney has been elevated to the top spot Wednesday. Stubbs is fresh off of his fourth state championship after leading the Rebels to the Division III title over rival St. Charles Catholic 47-20 last Friday in the Superdome in New Orleans. Having a chance to go out on top was a factor in his retirement, the longtime coach said. &ldquo... Keep Reading

Interim tag removed as Walters gets WSJ job on permanent basis

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/5/16 1:23pm

Special to RPF.com Interim Coach Brandon Walters has been named athletic director and head football coach at West St. John High School. Walters has served as interim athletic and head football coach for the past year and a half. Under his leadership, the West St. John High School Rams have made it to the Class 2A quarterfinals two years in a row. “Coach Brandon Walters has been chosen as the permanent head football... Keep Reading

Walters loses interim tag; named West St. John head coach, A.D.

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • West St. John
  • Posted:
  • 12/5/16 1:17pm

Special to RPF.com Interim Coach Brandon Walters has been named athletic director and head football coach at West St. John High School. Walters has served as interim athletic and head football coach for the past year and a half. Under his leadership, the West St. John High School Rams have made it to the Class 2A quarterfinals two years in a row. “Coach Brandon Walters has been chosen as the permanent head football... Keep Reading

SJH’s Keller named head coach, athletic director at Lakeview

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 5/27/16 11:47am

Lakeview High School is looking for St. James’ loss to be a win-win for the Gators and Byron Keller. Keller, a former St. James player and assistant coach, was named the new head coach and athletic director at the Campti, Louisiana, school in north Louisiana. “After seeing the job opening and knowing the history of the school, I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase some of my talents and experience,... Keep Reading

New St. James coach Valdez ready to take on Wildcats’ top rivals

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 3/14/16 8:27pm

From the late 1950s through early 1960s, once-powerful Notre Dame couldn’t seem to beat perennial Big Ten doormat Northwestern, losing to the Wildcats four years in a row. Since the Fighting Irish couldn’t beat Northwestern, Notre Dame just hired away the Wildcats’ coach. All Ara Parseghian proceeded to do was go 95-17-4 from 1964-74, including two national championships. A half-century later, another Wildcats team hopes to mirror that success. ... Keep Reading

Jenkins back home as coach, athletic director of Bulldogs

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 3/14/16 5:20pm

Dwain Jenkins found out the cap still fits. “I found a couple of old visors I still had. I had a few that were brand new and never wore them. The tags were still on them,” Jenkins said on Monday, his first official day as head football coach and athletic director at Lutcher. Although Monday was the first official day back for the former Lutcher player and assistant coach, Jenkins has been going... Keep Reading

Jenkins back at home as coach, athletic director of LHS Bulldogs

  • Tags:
  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • Lutcher
  • Posted:
  • 3/14/16 4:36pm

Dwain Jenkins found out the cap still fits. “I found a couple of old visors I still had. I had a few that were brand new and never wore them. The tags were still on them,” Jenkins said on Monday, his first official day as head football coach and athletic director at Lutcher. Although Monday was the first official day back for the former Lutcher player and assistant coach, Jenkins has been going... Keep Reading

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