Finally, it’s August. We’re 26 days away from the first high school football jamborees and it’s 24 days until volleyball teams have their jamborees.

The Advocate sports staff has already received some jamboree schedules. But we’re looking for others. And we’re seeking numerical rosters for football and volleyball teams in the area.

Please submit jamboree schedules and rosters to Robin Fambrough by email at

Schedules can also be sent to (225) 388-0318.

Distefano, Hilton picked

Plaquemine head coach Paul Distefano and Central High assistant coach Ken Hilton have been selected as the head coaches for the U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star football game for Baton Rouge area seniors.

The 14th annual Red Stick Bowl is set for Dec. 20. Seniors from 50 schools in the Baton Rouge area are eligible to compete.

Players sought

The Baton Rouge Home School Eagles seek players ages 14- to 18-years-old for the upcoming seasons. Players must be home-schooled in order to play.

This is the fourth season for the Eagles, who are part of the Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana. The Eagles practice in the Zachary area.

Call coach Jerald Hardy at (225) 247-2407.

Job openings

Broadmoor seeks a head or assistant girls basketball coach certified to teach physical education.

Contact Broadmoor Principal Shalonda Simoneaux at (225) 926-1420.

St. Michael the Archangel needs a head wrestling coach who is a certified nonfaculty coach.

Athletic Director Tami McClure can be contacted at (225) 753-9782, extension 22 or by email at

University High seeks two certified nonfaculty volleyball coaches who will be paid.

Contact UHS coach Bonita Johnson at (225) 772-1633 or

Team needed

Tara seeks one team for its volleyball tournament Sept. 18-19.

Interested schools should contact THS coach Barry Jackson at (225) 927-6100 or (225) 925-2668. Send email to

Recruiting, etc.

St. Michael guard Sabree Wilson has committed to Nicholls State. Wilson helped lead the Warriors to the Class 4A playoffs in the spring. Wilson is a point guard who averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 assists per game as a junior.

She joins Walker’s Keona Brown as a 2016 commitment for the Colonels. Brown committed to Nicholls last month.

Southern University has offered several local football players scholarships for 2016. The list includes Plaquemine quarterback/athlete Austin Mitchell and three Donaldsonville players, quarterback Tyler Brown, receiver/defensive end Stephen Sullivan and lineman Tyarise Stevenson.

Mitchell’s scholarship offer was confirmed by PHS coach Distefano. Donaldsonville coach Benny Guilbeau confirmed the offers for his players.

Sullivan committed to LSU before his junior year. Stevenson committed to Tulane in June.