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New Riverside coach Dizer completes Rebels’ coaching staff

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  • Coaches
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  • 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

Dizer promoted to head coaching position at Riverside Academy

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  • Feature Story
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  • 3/15/18 8:29am

Kevin Dizer has been promoted to the head football coaching position at Riverside Academy. Dizer has served as the Rebels’ defensive backs coach for the last three seasons and has been in coaching for seven years. Dizer replaces Chris Lachney. Lachney served as Riverside Academy’s head coach in 2017. Prior to that, he was the Rebels’ defensive coordinator for five years, including the 2016 season when RA won the Division III state title. ... Keep Reading

Former Riverside coach Lachney feels right at home with SLU Lions

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  • Coaches
  • Feature Story
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  • 2/18/18 6:18pm

When Chris Lachney finished dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s, it ended up helping to spell “Southeastern Louisiana University.” Shortly after announcing his resignation as head coach at Riverside Academy, Lachney has found a new home in the form of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. “All the apprehension you have sometimes in terms of time spent with your family or a new schedule – whatever... Keep Reading

National Signing Day takes on new feel following early signing period

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  • National Signing Day
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  • 2/7/18 3:40pm

For players like Shawn Preston of St. James and Macon Clark of Destrehan, the drama has been over for a little while. Both took advantage of the new early signing period last December with Preston signing with Mississippi State and Clark with Tulane. They were at their respective high schools on Wednesday to be part of National Signing Day ceremonies along with teammates who officially signed with their college of choice on the traditional signing... Keep Reading

Lachney resigns as head football coach of Riverside Academy Rebels

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  • Coaches
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  • 2/5/18 6:30pm

Chris Lachney has resigned from Riverside Academy on Wednesday after serving one year as head football coach of the Rebels. “I had to make a very tough decision today and had to take into account the long-term factors that affect my family. I’m not just making decisions for me and the dogs anymore. It’s me, the wife and a newborn. I had to put myself in the best position possible... Keep Reading