LHSCA Coaches Convention week starts Monday

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The LHSCA Coaches Convention, comprised of the Golf Scramble on Monday, July 11, and the two-day clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday will take to The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge next week on July 12-13.

The event is a staple on the July calendar where athletic staffs from around the state descend on The Crowne and re-unite with old friends, make new coaching friends and sit in on the many sport specific and professional development sessions offered on the agenda.

The LHSCA staff has put together another stellar lineup of speakers from the high school, college, and the educational ranks.The two-day clinic gets underway on Tuesday, July 12th at 9:00am inside the Crowne Plaza.

Registration for coaches, athletic directors, and administrators begins in person at 8:00am in Premier Ballroom III at the Crowne and attendees receive a clinic badge and lanyard to track attendance and be eligible for door prizes. No registration fee – LHSCA Coaches Convention attendance is paid for by individual schools when it purchases its member’s annual coaches card.

Tremendous reward of LHSCA membership! The first 500 to register will receive a clinic gift.

Day One gets going with UNO Head Women’s Coach and East St. John alumna Keeshawn Davenport; St. Mary’s Dominican Head Soccer Coach Al Silvas; Isidore Newman Soccer Assistant Andrew Beyer; and Holy Cross Head Soccer Coach Matt Millet dotting the schedule with local flavor. A highlight for Tuesday will be the Hankton Brothers – Cortez (LSU Passing Game Coordinator) and Cordae (Univ of Charlotte running backs Coach) – on the speaker docket. The Hanktons are New Orleans natives, and both have moved up quickly in the ranks during their respective careers.

Day Two is highlighted by the new Men’s Basketball Coach for LSU, Matt McMahon. Longtime college hoops assistant coach Bob Starkey returns to LSU and joins Kim Mulkey’s staff. Tommy Moffitt, the former longtime strength & conditioning coordinator for three national champion football teams, will speak on strength training.

From a local standpoint, state champion St. Charles Catholic defensive coordinator Jason Brown and former St. Augustine head football coach David Johnson, now at Florida State, will address football coaches in attendance.

Many college coaches with Louisiana experience as a high school/college athlete and/or as a high school coach return to give back to their brethren. Each sport gives attendees the opportunity to grow professionally and give back to their staff and athletes.

Tuesday night is the LHSCA Coaches Social which will be held at Tin Roof Brewery, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1624 Wyoming Street in Baton Rouge. The event will give clinic attendees the opportunity to unwind after a day of clinic and professional development sessions. Food, fun and fellowship will highlight the night.

Ochsner medical professionals will add to Health & Safety Education professional development with a session on the 3 Hs – Head, Heat, and Heart. Tim Prukop of Eccker Sports will lead a session on Name, Image, and Likeness Education, one of the biggest hot button topics in the nation today.

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Eric Held

Director, Louisiana High School Coaches Association

Eric Held is the Director of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Eric has been a member of the LHSCA and the Louisiana Football Coaches Association (LFCA) since 1995, where he is a current board member. Prior to taking on the position with the state athletic association, Eric taught and coached for…

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