Louisiana prep football landscape includes whopping number of new head coaches in 2017

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It was an unusually active year of turnover on the high school football coaching front in Louisiana.

In all, there are 65 new head coaches among the 295 schools set to participate in football this year.

One school (South Cameron) has yet to name a new coach. Once that move takes place, it will complete a roughly 25 percent turnover of the head coaches in Louisiana from one season to the next.

ARCHBISHOP SHAW Scott Bairnsfather Tommy Connors Shaw defensive coordinator
BASTROP Marcus Yanez Adrian Burnette Bastrop offensive coordinator
BELAIRE Claude Coleman Kevin Jackson Belaire assistant
BLOCK Bo Sproles Josh Loy Natchez (MS) offensive coordinator
BONNABEL Reggie Rogers Daryl Thomas Pope John Paul II teacher
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON Kendrick Law Chris Thomas Mansfield assistant
BRUSLY Marc Brown Hoff Schooler Ruston defensive coordinator
CALVARY BAPTIST John Bachman Rodney Guin Calvary Baptist assistant
CAPITOL Chris Brown Corey Brumfield Southern Lab assistant
CARENCRO Rip Eveland Tony Courville Teurlings asst head coach/special teams coordinator
CATHOLIC-BR Dale Weiner Gabe Fertitta Catholic-BR offensive coordinator
CHRISTIAN LIFE Ben Palmer Dexter Alexander Woodlawn assistant
CROWLEY Josh Fontenot Jeptha Wall Crowley defensive coordinator
D’ARBONNE WOODS Brian Fine David Feaster former Parkway head coach
DENHAM SPRINGS Dru Nettles Bill Conides St. Stanislaus head coach
DELTA CHARTER Zach Rogel Blake Wheeler Rayville offensive coordinator
DUTCHTOWN Benny Saia Guy Mistretta Livonia head coach
EAST IBERVILLE Damieon Mills Ron LeJeune Plaquemine offensive coordinator
EAST JEFFERSON Marc Martin Frank Allelo East Jefferson interim head coach
FRANKLIN PARISH Barry Sebren Whitney McCartney Jena offensive coordinator
FERRIDAY Dwight Woods Stanley Smith Franklin Parish defensive coordinator
GRACE KING Larry Lala Bryant Holmes Bonnabel defensive coordinator
GREEN OAKS Curtis Evans Terrance Isaac A+ Academy (TX) head coach
HAMILTON CHRISTIAN Mark Delaney Vaughn Eggleston Sam Houston head coach
HAMMOND Cecil Thomas Steve Jones Amite assistant coach
HUNTINGTON Marvin Harris Stephen Dennis Northwood-SV defensive coordinator
IOWA Sean Richard Tommy Johns Iowa defensive coordinator
KIPP Luke Strattner Corey McCloud McDonogh 35 assistant
LAKESIDE Jason Martin Jason McClendon Northland Christian (TX) offensive coordinator
LIVONIA Guy Mistretta Marc Brown Brusly head coach
LOREAUVILLE Trent Delahoussaye Rhett Peltier Loreauville offensive coordinator
MENARD Joel Desselle Chris Gatlin Insurance business
MENTORSHIP ACADEMY Keidrin Davis Chris Bland Mentorship Academy defensive coordinator
MORGAN CITY Scott Tregle Eric Howard DeRidder defensive coordinator
NATCHITOCHES-CENTRAL Brandon Helms Tommy Moore Natchitoches-Central offensive coordinator
NORTHSIDE Anthony Hicks John Simmons Northside assistant
OPELOUSAS Dwight Collins Doug Guillory Rayne defensive assistant
PARKWAY David Feaster Neil May Parkway defensive coordinator
PATTERSON Marvin Dantzler Ryan Stewart Patterson defensive coordinator
PEARL RIVER Mike Labourdette Jarrod Danford Pearl River offensive coordinator
PICKERING Johnny Cryer George Thomas Pickering assistant coach
PINEVILLE Robbie Martin Dennis Dunn former Louisiana College head coach
PORT ALLEN Nick Mitchell Don Gibson Tulsa, OK high school head coach
PORT BARRE Kenneth Mistric Craig Stevens Port Barre defensive coordinator
RED RIVER Scott Hales John Bachman Red River assistant; (Calvary Baptist head coach)
RIVERDALE Nick Brumfield Willie Brooks De La Salle linebackers coach
RINGGOLD Dedric Smith Chris Lachney Riverside defensive coordinator
ROSEPINE Danny Cain Johnny Cryer Pickering head coach
RUSTON Brad Laird Jerrod Baugh Ruston offensive coordinator
SAINT JOHN-PLAQUEMINE Woody Cagnolatti James Piker Catholic-PC assistant
SAINT MICHAEL Paul Varnado Justin Hutchinson Denham Springs assistant
SAINT MARTIN’S Scott Simpson John McDonell (2017) Georgia State senior offensive analyst
SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS John White Hutch Gonzales Fontainebleau assistant
SOUTH LAFOURCHE Brandon Nowlin Blake Forsythe H.L. Bourgeois assistant
STERLINGTON Jason Thompson Lee Doty Sterlington defensive coordinator
SOUTH PLAQUEMINES Ferrante Dominique Lyle Fitte South Plaquemines assistant
TEURLINGS CATHOLIC Sonny Charpentier Dane Charpentier Cecilia offensive coordinator
VERMILION CATHOLIC Ossie Blaize Brady Thomas ULL offensive analyst
VIDALIA Jeff Hancock Dee Faircloth former Vidalia head coach
WALKER Brandon Lawley Lester Ricard Hahnville offensive coordinator
WEST OUACHITA Joey Pender Matt Middleton Prairie View Academy (MAIS) head coach
WHITE CASTLE Lamar Thomas Aaron Meyer Washington-Marion assistant
WINNFIELD Andy Pyles Lyn Bankston Louisiana College head softball
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