Yeager named Archbishop Hannan baseball coach _lowres

Chris Yeager, Hannan baseball coach

Chris Yeager has been named the Hannan High baseball coach.

“Coach Yeager brings a wealth of coaching experience to Hannan,” Principal Charles Lator said in an emailed statement. “In addition, he is respected by coaches and players at every level — from high school to the pros.”

Yeager will replace Boomer Nunez, whose contract was not renewed after eight seasons as baseball coach.

Nunez’s record at Hannan was 129-99, and he led the Hawks to the Class 1A state quarterfinals in 2010.

Yeager, who holds a doctorate in Human Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, served as hitting and pitching mechanics analyst for the San Diego Padres Player Development Department from 2004-06 and for the Seattle Mariners from 2009-11.

He is also a published researcher and author and has produced several baseball related videos.

Tennis players win state titles

Siblings Zachary and Gavriella Smith, students at Lusher, won state singles championships Wednesday on the campus of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Zachary Smith won the boys title in the 14s, defeating Welsh Hotard 6-1, 6-3 in an all-New Orleans area finals.

Gavrielle Smith won the girls 12s title by beating Paris Washington of Bossier City 4-6, 6-2, 7-6.

The Smiths both advance to the Southern Championships.

The girls 12s championships will be played in Cary, North Carolina, and the boys will be held in Macon, Georgia, on June 13.

Hahnville trying to fill schedule

The Hahnville boys basketball team is looking to fill open dates for this upcoming season.

The open dates are: Dec. 21 or 22; Jan. 8 and Feb. 2.

If interested, contact Hahnville coach Richard Spring at (985) 285-1362.

LHSAA seeking applications

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of the director of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association.

Director of LHSCA shall have 10 years of experience as a high school faculty coach. It is highly recommended the applicant have a background, an interest in, and knowledge of high school athletics and the LHSCA. Past service on various LHSCA committees is preferred.

Deadline for all applications is 4 p.m. June 16. Go to www.lhsaa.org for more information.