The coaching carousel at Archbishop Hannan continues to spin.
Less than two weeks after the school named a new football coach, Boomer Nunez was informed this week he would not return in 2016 after eight seasons as baseball coach.
Nunez said school officials announced they would not be renewing his contract for the 2015-16 school year. Nunez said he will stay on for the remainder of his contract, which runs through the end of this school year.
Athletic Director Joe Hines described the situation differently, saying Nunez informed the school he would be moving on.
“I found out Tuesday afternoon,” Nunez said. “I was not offered a contract for the next year. Needless to say it was unexpected. I have been (at Hannan) for eight years. I didn’t know anything until this week.
“It was a blessing to be able to come to this school, which gave me my start in my coaching career when I was a young man. There is never a right time to leave, but I just have to move on to other things. I have confidence in the 11 juniors that will take on a leadership role to lead this team next season.”
Helping the Hawks make it to the postseason every year during his tenure, Nunez concludes his career at Hannan with a 129-99 record. He led the Hawks to the Class 1A state quarterfinals in 2010.
Hines said the school is accepting applications for the position and that all résumés should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In late April, Hannan hired Vermilion Catholic assistant coach Scott Wattigny as football coach. He replaced Pat Lambert, who left to become an assistant at Bogalusa.