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Valdez: youthful Wildcats ‘have tremendous opportunity, potential’

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  • 8/24/18 2:51pm

Dealing with the youngest team he has ever coached, Robert Valdez considers his squad analogous to the new St. James High campus. After literal years in the making, students are now attending school at the Vacherie location. “I’m real excited. It’s like this new school. It gives us a chance to grow. We have a tremendous opportunity and tremendous potential,” the third-year Wildcat coach said. Coming off a 9-4... Keep Reading

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

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  • 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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  • 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

Stubbs, Lachney receive well wishes from River Parish coaches

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  • 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

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

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  • 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