Johnny Wortmann steps down as head baseball coach at Fontainebleau

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For the second time in as many days, a District 6-5A school is searching for a new baseball head coach.

Fontainebleau is in the market for a new head coach.

Bulldogs head coach Johnny Wortmann has stepped down after two seasons.

Wortmann did an outstanding job this past season, guiding Fontainebleau to a 25-10 record, its first playoff appearance since 2014 and a playoff victory over Hahnville before falling in three games at top seed West Monroe in the Non-Select Division I playoffs.

On Friday, Brady Benoit changed jobs, departing Northshore to become the head coach at Mandeville, another 6-5A member

Wortmann spent eight years in all at Fontainebleau, including six as a head coach.

Fontainebleau principal Nathan Corley issued a release on the move:

“Coach Wortmann has been an asset to our program and continues to be an asset to our school,” Corley said. “We are disappointed to lose him as our our baseball coach, but we understand and support his decision. I would like to thank coach Wortmann for his two years leading our program and for laying a strong foundation for the future and for breathing new life into our program.”

Wortmann cited wanting to spend more time with his family as his primary reason for relinquishing his coaching position.

“I will still be teaching and providing support to our student-athletes,” Wortmann told CrescentCitySports. “I simply want to spend more time with my children In order to run a successful program, it takes a lot of time and dedication. That, of course, takes away from time with family. I enjoyed my coaching career immensely ad may get back in down the road. There is only childhood for my children. It goes by fast and I don’t want to miss out on it.”

In the release, Wortmann went on to speak to how much he has enjoyed coaching the Bulldogs.

“The past eight years within the FHS baseball program have been extremely rewarding as a coach,” Wortmann said. “I have especially enjoyed the past two seasons as head coach and seeing our program have the success it has had. The relationships with the student athletes will be missed as I start a new chapter in my life. I would like to thank the FHS administration for the opportunity to lead the program.”

Wortmann has presided over building a formidable talent infusion into the program. Six of his players will play at the next level, including Pierce Boles and Alex Walsh (Mississippi State), Sam Eppinette (LSU-Eunice), Evan Folse (East Central Community College), Grey Fisher (Southern Arkansas Community College) and Steven Spalitte (Tulane).

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