Coaches do it, and so do football officials at this time of the year.
Whereas coaches look for players to join a team, the Baton Rouge Area Football Officials Association seek men and women interested in becoming high school football officials on another kind of team.
The association’s first organizational meeting for newcomers interested in becoming officials is set for 7 p.m. June 30 at the Goodwood library branch.
Those seeking a sneak peek of what being an official is like should plan to attend Sunday’s Football 101 clinic hosted by the Baton Rouge officials group. It’s set for 6 p.m. also at the main library on Goodwood and is open to teens and adults.
An explanation of high school football rules etc. through the eyes of the officials will provide a different point of view. Call (225) 231-3740 for details.
Castello to Assumption
Zachary assistant baseball coach Craig Castello has accepted the head coaching job at Assumption High for 2014-15.
The 30-year-old Castello has been an assistant to ZHS coach Jesse Cassard since 2008 and has served as the Broncos pitching coach since 2010. Coincidently, Cassard is an Assumption graduate.
“It’s a program that’s had some success, and there will be a number of players coming back,” Castello said. “That really attracted me, along with being able to coach at a Class 4A school.
“You’ve got a school with players who have athletic ability and also are baseball savvy. I’m looking forward to working with those guys and building on what they already have.”
Luquet, WHS coordinator
Daniel Luquet, most recently an assistant coach at Destrehan, is joining forces with another ex-DHS assistant, Brett Beard, at Woodlawn High.
Luquet has joined the Woodlawn staff as the offensive coordinator. Beard is set for his second season as the Panthers coach and said the team will again run a spread offense that emphasizes different things. “Daniel and I go way back,” Beard said. “We played together the year I was at Southeastern, and then we coached together at Destrehan. He’s does some things a little differently than we did them last year, and we’re already starting to catch on to that.
Former White Castle High quarterback Doug Coleman has been inducted into the Semi-Pro/Minor League Football Hall of Fame.
Coleman was a four-year starter at quarterback and the MVP for the WCHS basketball team that won a state title in 1986. He also placed second in the javelin in track as a senior.
After earning all-star honors at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in 1987-88, Coleman earned second-team all-conference honors at Eastern New Mexico.
Coleman went on to play for eight semi-pro/arena teams from 1996-2002, seven of which were located in Louisiana. From 2006-2010, he also coached semi-pro/arena teams, including serving as the head coach of the Ogden Knights in 2010. He also was quarterbacks coach for the White Castle team that won the 1A football title in 2010.
Plaquemine High seeks teams for its baseball tournament set for the third week of the 2015 season.
Contact PHS coach Scott Allen at (225) 202-5108 for details.
St. Michael the Archangel catcher Brennan Messina has signed to play at Panola Junior College located in Carthage, Texas.
Messina was a two-year letterman for the Warriors, who advanced to the Class 4A semifinals last month.
- Silliman Institute placed three players on the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 2A All-State baseball team. Pitchers Jordan Talley and Colby Shaw earned first-team honors.
Outfielder Zachary Kelly was a second-team selection. Central Private won the MAIS 2A state title but did not place any players on the team.