LAKE CHARLES — Landry Carter has been hired as the new head coach at Delhi High School.
Carter previously served as the head coach at Madison Parish for three seasons before departing for Delhi. He replaces Ramon Lusk, who pulled double-duty as the football and basketball coach for the Bears.
Landry led Madison Parish to the first-round of last season’s football playoffs.
St. Louis Catholic High School is seeking a new leader for its football program following the departure of Chad Lavergne.
Lavergne led the St. Louis football program for three seasons where he compiled a 16-16 overall record. His best season came in 2019 when he helped lead the Saints to a 9-3 mark and an appearance in the semifinals, the school’s first since 1978.
Ouachita Parish is set to close its application for a new coach on Friday, May 7. Retiring principal Larry Long reported that a replacement would be named soon after a new principal was hired.
D’Arbonne Woods parted ways with Thomas McBroom, the school confirmed on Friday. A search for a new head coach is underway.
Pickering’s Ryan Russo stepped down as the head football coach on Friday. The school will announce a replacement in the coming weeks.
Madison Parish principal Lucille Lovette told GeauxPreps.com that interviews for a new head coach had concluded and that a recommendation has been made to the school board. However, no other information was shared regarding the hire.
Mike Collins was named as the new defensive coordinator at Neville High School, the school announced last week. Collins has served in various defensive roles on coaching staffs at LSU, McNeese, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and most recently as a defensive coordinator at ULM.
Northwood-Lena was set to announce a new head football coach this week but no name has been announced as of publication time. The school has been seeking to replace Justin Webb who left for a coordinator position at Pineville.
Below is a list of schools that have found or are currently searching for a new head football coach. A special thanks to Alex Newell for helping to compile the list.
2021 LHSAA FOOTBALL COACHING CAROUSEL
|School||Former Coach||New Coach|
|Albany||Mike Janis||David Knight, Albany DC|
|Acension Catholic||Benny Saia|
|Bogalusa||Adam Brumfield||Cyril Crutchfield, Broadmoor HC|
|Breaux Bridge||Chad Pourciau||Tank Lotief, former Kaplan HC|
|Broadmoor||Cyril Crutchfield||Jacobi Theirry, former North Central HC|
|Caldwell Parish||Buster Duplissey||Jimmy Sampson, Caldwell Parish DC|
|Catholic-BR||Gabe Fertitta||David Simoneaux, Catholic-PC HC|
|Catholic-PC||David Simoneaux||Vinnie Bullara, Catholic-PC OC|
|C.E. Byrd||Mike Suggs||Stacey Ballew, C.E. Byrd DC|
|Cedar Creek||Shannon Brown||Matt Middleton, West Ouachita HC|
|Comeaux||Doug Dotson||Eric Holden, former St. John/Berwick HC|
|Crowley||Jeptha Wall||Kyron Benoit, Crowley DC|
|D’Arbonne Woods||Thomas McBroom|
|De La Salle||Ryan Manale||Graham Jarrott, Rummel OC|
|Delhi||Ramon Lusk||Landry Carter, former Madison Parish head coach|
|Elton||Donnie Bruchhaus||Marcus Lejeune, St. Louis OC|
|Green Oaks||Terrence Isaac, Sr.||Chadwick Lewis, Port Allen OC|
|Higgins||Brandon Thibodeaux||Clifford Harris, John Ehret AC|
|Jesuit||Scott Bairnsfather||Ryan Manale, De La Salle HC|
|Kaplan||Tank Lotief||Cory Brodie, Vermilion Catholic DC|
|Lafayette Christian||Jacarde Carter|
|Livingston Collegiate||Blake Thompson||Devon Francois, Sophie B. Wright DC|
|Madison Parish||Landry Carter|
|McKinley||Richard Oliver||Malcolm Reed, St. Amant AC|
|North Central||Oliver Thierry|
|Northeast||David Masterson||Devyn Baker, Liberty DC|
|Northshore||Josh Buelle||Bobby Sanders, Northshore OC|
|Ouachita Parish||Jeff Fitzgerald|
|Pearl River||Joe Harris||Mike LaBourdette, Pearl River DC|
|Pine Prairie||David-Michael Carrell||Richard Clark, Pine Prairie interim HC|
|Pineville||Darin Moore||Bryant Bell, Tioga DC|
|Pope John Paul II||Charlie Cryer||Philip Pigot, Biloxi (MS) DC|
|Sam Houston||Chad Paulk||Chad Davis, Sam Houston OC|
|Slaughter Charter||Craig Kuester|
|Sophie B. Wright||Dennis Christopher||Kenneth Dorsey, B.T. Washington-NO AC|
|St. Charles||Frank Monica||Wayne Stein, St. Charles DC|
|St. John||Eric Holden||Coby Minton, Central Catholic OC|
|St. Louis||Chad Lavergne|
|St. Michael||Joey Sanchez||Zach Lege, St. Michael OC|
|Vandebilt Catholic||Lance Ledet|
|Varnado||Milton Green||Adam Brumfield, Bogaulsa HC|
|Washington-Marion||Toriano Williams||Jules Sullen, former Hamilton Christian HC|
|West Ouachita||Matt Middleton||Mike Rainwater, West Ouachita OC|
|West St. Mary||Clifton Amelin|
|Westminster Christian||Patrick Clarkston||Travis Blaize, Vermilion Catholic OC|
|Woodlawn-SH||C.J. Byrd||Thedrick Harris, former Marshall, TX HC|