Malter Scobel hired as defensive coordinator at Destrehan
Veteran coach Malter Scobel has been named as the new defensive coordinator at Destrehan by head coach Steve Robicheaux, succeeding Marcus Scott, who left to become the new head coach at John Ehret. Scott coached with Scobel at West Jefferson under Hank Tierney.
Scobel has served as defensive coordinator at Slidell under Larry Favre for the past four seasons (2014-17).
Scobel served previously as the head coach at Covington (2008-12) and Hammond (2013) and was an assistant coach under Hank Tierney at Archbishop Shaw (1993-2001), his alma mater, and at West Jefferson (2002-07).
Scobel accepted the head coaching position at Grace King in 2008 but never coached a game there as he was offered the head coaching position at Covington and accepted it.
Scobel joins a program that is a perennial winner and playoff team and that won consecutive state Class 5A titles in 2007-08 and reached the championship game in 2014. The Wildcats reached the semifinals in 2016.
“It’s an established program, one of the top five programs in the state” Scobel said. “I had been a part of rebuilding a couple of programs. I’m getting later in my career and I was just look forward to adding to a top-notch program. Being part of a program like this is one that you don’t get very many opportunities to do. When the opportunity presented itself, it was very hard to turn down.”
This was not the first time Scobel considered going to Destrehan.
“I’ve known Coach Robicheaux since the late 1990’s,” Scobel said. “I interviewed with him in 2007 for the same position when I was with Hank at West Jeff. This time around, I heard Marcus was going to Ehret and the job was open. I asked Steve about applying, he encouraged me, we went through the process and it was an easy decision. I really enjoyed Slidell. It is a great place and school and Larry Favre is great to work with. I really appreciated it but I feel very strongly about being here.”
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