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Former St. James Wildcat coach Gaille dead after battle with cancer

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 7/1/18 2:26pm

Rick Gaille, who won 169 games as head coach of St. James from 1992-2010 and led the Wildcats to three appearances in the state championship game, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer, his wife, Elaine, announced via his Facebook account. “As you all know my husband has always been a competitor in everything he has ever done,” she wrote. “And yes, he fought until the very last breath he took today. “Our family... Keep Reading

Veteran coach Rodrigue wears new cap as head of Lineman Camp

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  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
  • Team:
  • St. James
  • Posted:
  • 6/18/18 11:32am

THIBODAUX  - During a 40-year coaching career, Don Rodrigue has worn many hats, including those of Rayne, H.L. Bourgeois, St. James and Vandebilt Catholic, along with another from Nicholls. Rodrigue was back on the Thibodaux campus Monday after taking over as the camp director of the Offensive-Defensive Line camp. A longtime coach at the camp – and just like the different hats he’s worn- Rodrigue finds himself with a different role. ... Keep Reading

Former Wildcat player Brown new head coach, A.D. at East St. John

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 4/18/18 12:13pm

Brandon Brown has been named the new head football coach and athletic director at East St. John, both Brown and St. John Parish Schools Superintendent Kevin George confirmed to RiverParishFootball.com on Wednesday. Brown, an ESJ alumnus, was one of 14 applicants for the position. East St. John was seeking a new coach and athletic director following the dismissal of Alden Foster earlier this year after serving three years with the Wildcats. “It’s... Keep Reading

Applicants for football coach, athletic director at ESJ revealed

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 4/5/18 4:55pm

A total of 14 candidates have applied for the position of head football coach and athletic director at East St. John, according to officials of the St. John Parish Schools system on Thursday afternoon. Among the applicants are Brandon Brown, Corey Lambert and Damon Mason, all previously reported by RiverParishFootball.com. East St. John is searching for a new coach and athletic director following the dismissal of Alton Foster earlier this year. Other applicants include Rysean... Keep Reading

New Riverside coach Dizer completes Rebels’ coaching staff

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • Riverside
  • Posted:
  • 3/27/18 9:07am

New Riverside Academy head football coach Kevin Dizer has finalized coaching assignments for his staff. Two new hires include Kerry Watkins and Andre Washington. Watkins, the new receivers coach, is an East St. John alum who went on to play for Georgia Tech and in the Canadian Football League. “I think that’s a big-time hire for us,” Dizer said of Watkins. “He’s a guy that’s a... Keep Reading

Former Ehret coach Lambert latest to show interest in ESJ position

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 3/21/18 7:15pm

Veteran coaches continue to show interest in the head football coaching position at East St. John. The latest is former John Ehret coach Corey Lambert. Lambert was the coach at Ehret for five years, including leading the Patriots to the Class 5A state championship game in 2015 when they lost 46-12 to Zachary. “I have 19 years of coaching experience and I’m looking for another challenge,” Lambert said. “I moved out to... Keep Reading

Former Destrehan, Arena star latest to show interest in ESJ job

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 3/19/18 10:30pm

Damon Mason is the latest River Parish native to express interest in the head football coaching position at East St. John. Unlike others who may seek the job, Mason has a few big names from the coaching profession on his side. One is Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden. Mason played for Gruden for five years with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League, winning a pair of championships along the way. “I&rsquo... Keep Reading

DHS adds coaching experience with Scobel new defensive coordinator

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • Destrehan
  • Posted:
  • 3/19/18 12:46pm

Destrehan has added experience to its defensive coaching ranks with the addition of Malter Scobel as defensive coordinator. Scobel a former head coach at Covington and Hammond, replaces Marcus Scott. Scott is now the new head coach at John Ehret. “I’m real excited to get a guy like Malter who has been in so many big games,” Destrehan head coach Steve Robicheaux said. “He’s been (an assistant) under... Keep Reading

Former East St. John player Brown ‘very interested’ in Wildcats job

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 3/19/18 12:05pm

Former East St. John player Brandon Brown has expressed strong interest in the head football coaching position with the Wildcats. Brown is fresh off of leading St. Helena College and Career Academy to a Class 2A state final appearance where the Hawks lost to Welsh 38-26. “I’m very interested in the job,” Brown said. “I’m very elated just for my name to come up with a job like... Keep Reading

Foster dismissed as head football coach of East St. John Wildcats

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  • Coaches
  • Team:
  • East St. John
  • Posted:
  • 3/16/18 6:25pm

Alden Foster has been dismissed the head football coach at East St. John, St. John Parish Schools Superintendent Kevin George confirmed to RiverParishFootball.com on Friday. “Coach Foster was given the news by me today,” George said. “We just decided it was time to turn the page on the Foster era. We are very thankful for all the service and the countless hours he has put in with our children. We just... Keep Reading