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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

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

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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  • 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