Breaking News: West Monroe Head Football Coach Todd Garvin Relieved of Duties

by Hunter Bower, Owner

WEST MONROE – Effective immediately, West Monroe High School has announced that Todd Garvin has been relieved of his head coaching duties, following a series of heat-related incidents involving student-athletes.

The decision comes just days after Garvin was suspended following a fourth incident after the first week of the season.

Garvin’s brief tenure as the head coach at West Monroe comes to an abrupt end after just one game, where the Rebels secured a victory against Sterlington in the 2023 opener.

The West Monroe High School administration took swift action in response to the concerning number of heat-related incidents involving student-athletes under Garvin’s supervision. These incidents resulted in multiple students being treated at a medical facility, raising serious concerns about the safety protocols and practices within the football program.

To address the situation and maintain stability within the program, Rebels assistant Kevin Davis has been named the interim head coach, a role he assumed just last week and will continue to lead the Rebels throughout the remainder of the 2023 football season.

Before taking on the role of head coach at West Monroe, Garvin had spent two years as the athletics director and head football coach at Ouachita Parish High School. During his tenure at Ouachita Parish, he achieved a 15-10 record, highlighted by a historic win over the Rebels in 2021. Additionally, Garvin has a long history with West Monroe football, serving as an assistant coach for 16 years prior to his appointment as head coach.

The decision to relieve Garvin of his duties marks a significant moment for West Monroe. As the team continues its 2023 season under new leadership, the community will be closely watching the development and progress of the Rebels football program.