Catholic High School defensive coordinator Anthony Camp is set to become the defensive line coach at Nicholls State.
The former Parkview Baptist linebacker and assistant coach informed the school and the Catholic team of his decision on Wednesday. Camp said his status at Nicholls is expected to be finalized late this week.
The move reunites Camp with new Nicholls State coach Tim Rebowe. Camp worked under Rebowe as a Louisiana-Lafayette graduate assistant for three seasons.
“I’ve had the relationship with coach Rebowe, and after he got the Nicholls job, I told him he knew where to find me if he needed someone,” Camp said. “(Rebowe) called and told me I was on his short list. But I wasn’t sure what would happen. Coach Rebowe called (Tuesday) to offer me the job, and I decided last night.”
Camp, 31, spent three years as Catholic’s defensive coordinator after a three-year stint as a defensive assistant at Parkview. He was on Parkview’s staff when the Eagles won the Class 3A title in 2010.
“The tough part for Anthony is that he’s gotten so close to some of our players,” Catholic coach Dale Weiner said. “That’s what happens when you’re a coach who cares and does things the right way. I’m so happy for him and look forward to following his career.”
Catholic compiled a 26-8 record in Camp’s three seasons. The Bears shared the District 5-5A title in 2013 and won it outright in 2014. Catholic finished 9-2 last fall, advancing to the Division I select quarterfinals the second straight year.
“We’re so happy and proud for Anthony,” Catholic Athletic Director J.P. Kelly said. “He did an outstanding job for us, and he put himself in position to get an opportunity like this. The (Catholic) players were thrilled for him.
“I think this is a great hire for Nicholls State. Given Anthony’s knowledge about the Baton Rouge area, it should mean good things recruiting wise for players in this area.”
Camp said he has not discussed recruiting responsibilities yet with Rebowe but hopes he will be involved in recruiting efforts in Baton Rouge.
Rebowe’s first official day at Nicholls was Monday. The Colonels got commitments last month in Woodlawn quarterback Charles Brooks and Dutchtown offensive lineman Hunter Austin.