Joey Latino steps down as Jesuit baseball coach

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Joey Latino_Kenny Goodlett
Joey Latino will be replaced as Jesuit head baseball coach by assistant Kenny Goodlett (Photo: Jesuit High School).

Kenny Goodlett to Take Over as Head Coach

Coach Joey Latino and Jesuit High School have agreed that it is best for Coach Latino to step down as head baseball coach. The move, made for reasons of coaching burnout, is in the best interests of Coach Latino and the Jesuit baseball program at this time. Latino will continue to be an important part of Jesuit High School in his role as assistant athletic director and science teacher.

Current assistant baseball coach Kenny Goodlett has been named as head baseball coach effective immediately. Goodlett began his Jesuit tenure in the 2006-2007 school year as the assistant varsity baseball coach. The two seasons prior, he had served as the head baseball coach at St. Martin’s Episcopal School. He had also previously coached at Holy Cross School and Crescent City Christian School.

“Coach Latino’s high standards of commitment, dedication, and expertise are hallmarks of his coaching makeup,” said athletic director Dave Moreau. “His heart has always been in what he believed, and that has been reflected in the competitive spirit, classy demeanor, and sound play of his teams.”

In his eight years as the head baseball coach on the prep stage, Coach Latino has amassed an impressive 197-68 record. He has brought to Carrollton and Banks three Catholic League championships (2011, 2012, 2015) and one state championship (2011). In addition, he has led the Jesuit-based Retif Oil & Fuel American Legion teams to four district championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2016), three state championships (2012, 2014, 2015), two Mid-South regional championships (2012,2015), and one American Legion World Series championship (2012). The 2015 American Legion team was World Series runner-up.

The Jesuit baseball team is currently 7-5 as they make their way through early season, non-district play. The team’s district slate begins on March 20 at Archbishop Shaw. “Coach Goodlett’s experience in the baseball program and understanding of the educational model of athletics at Jesuit High School have him set and prepared to take over the reins of the program,” Moreau said.

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