Head coach of the Acadiana High Wreckin' Rams, Ted Davidson, pictured on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, as his team hosts Hahnville High School, in Lafayette.

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE --

One of Louisiana’s top high school football coaches over the past 15 years, Acadiana High’s Ted Davidson, announced his retirement Thursday.

Davidson spent 14 years as the Wreckin’ Rams head coach and compiled a record of 154-46. He led AHS to four Class 5A titles and two runner-up finishes as a head coach. Last fall, Acadiana (11-3) advanced to the Class 5A semifinals, losing 43-42 to Hahnville High.

"This has been a process over several months," Davidson said. "The season is a grind and so is going through the spring. I questioned whether I had the energy I needed, if I had enough left in the tank to get the job done. My health is still good, and I didn't want to use all of that up through coaching."

A longtime Acadiana assistant, the 65-year-old Davidson retires after spending 42 years in coaching. He was an AHS assistant from 1981-2003 and took over as the Wreckin’ Rams head coach in 2004. Davidson’s Acadiana teams won 5A titles in 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2014. AHS was the 5A runner-up in 2005 and 2007.

After completing the 2017-18 school year at Acadiana, Davidson said he has other interests he will pursue, including a hobby, training dogs.