Football coaches are familiar with two-a-day practices, but Zachary High’s David Brewerton is taking on a different kind of double duty.
Brewerton was appointed the new athletic director for the Zachary Community School District, succeeding Jesse Cassard, who resigned to accept a job as baseball coach at Sulphur High last week.
Brewerton will continue to serve as Zachary's football coach. He led the Broncos to 14-1 record and the Class 5A state title last fall, the first state football title for ZHS.
“The whole thing with Jesse caught everyone by surprise,” Brewerton said. “Obviously, Jesse did a great job and brought in some outstanding coaches to this program. My goal is to continue doing that.
“This is something (the Zachary schools leadership) came to me with. This will be my third year at Zachary, and I guess they liked the organization and the way the (football) program was going and would like to see that in our other programs. Given the resources we have in and around Zachary, we should be able to build on the success we have in all our programs.”
In two seasons at Zachary, Brewerton has a record of 26-3, with a state title and a semifinal appearance. He was the football coach and athletic director at Livonia before coming to Zachary. Brewerton is 80-32 overall and led Livonia to a runner-up finish in Class 3A in 2013.
“We are excited about having coach Brewerton as our athletic director. We know that his track record will be helpful in building our programs while developing young men and women into champions both academically and in athletics,” Zachary Superintendent Scott Devillier said in a news release. “Coach Brewerton has brought all the qualities we look for in our employees, including character, leadership and integrity.”
Brewerton’s duties will involve Zachary High and the other schools within the district. He said a strong support staff will make it possible for him to fulfill both jobs.