Another piece for what Rummel is hoping is a rock-solid foundation for its athletic program has been put into place Friday with the announcement that Frank Cazeaux is headed back to the Raiders as head baseball coach.
Not only is Cazeuax a Rummel alum, but was the Raiders head baseball coach from 1994-2004. During that time Rummel won five-consecutive Catholic League titles, advanced to the state finals or semifinals five times, and won the 1997 5A state championship.
The move is effective at the conclusion of this baseball season where current head coach Nick Monica will close out the season before switching to head coach for Rummel football.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling. I feel so blessed to be going back to Rummel,” said Cazeuax. “That’s where my roots are. I went to high school there. I’ve coached there several years and had some very good success there and I’m looking forward to keeping it going over there. Coach (Nick) Monica is doing a great job. I’m so happy for him going in to football and Coach (Jay) Roth taking over as athletic director; it’s just a dream come true for me.
“Rummel has always been a proud tradition in baseball. I took over for Coach Larry Snyder and there’s always been great players over there and extremely hard-working kids. Back then it was just phenomenal. We had great teams (that) won several district championships, nationally ranked a couple of years and I’m looking to get it back to that level.”
“Frank had tremendous success at Rummel as a head coach in the 90’s,” said Roth. “But he was a recent state champions just as recently as 2017 so Frank’s still got a lot of good coaching in him. The alumni will be very excited that Frank Cazeaux is returning to Rummel High School.”
Cazeaux was most recently the head baseball coach at Riverside where he has been since being hired in July of 2014. Cazeaux led the Rebels to the Division III state championship in 2017 after leading Riverside to the state semifinals in 2016, and the state quarterfinals in 2016.
Cazeaux also was the head baseball coach at St. Martin’s from 2006-12 in addition to being the head football coach from 2008-14.
In his two years as the head coach at Hahnville, he led the Tigers to district championships and was named the District Coach of the Year in both 2005 and 2006.
“The first thing I want to do is get to know the kids and to get to know the community again,” said Cazeaux. “From there we’ll just let the chips fall where they may. I know the kids are going to work extremely hard and that’s all we can do and all we can ask as a coach.
“I’m so anxious to get back over there and so anxious to be around those people and so anxious to just support Rummel High School. I know I’m going to get the support over there and I’m so excited it’s ridiculous.”