After leading his team to a 15-14 record and the Class 4A baseball playoffs, Lakeshore baseball coach Andrew Ravaglia resigned Tuesday morning.
“It just seemed like the right time for me to move on,” Ravaglia said. “I appreciate everything. The administration at Lakeshore has been wonderful, and I can’t thank them enough for their support. The timing was just right for a move for me right now.”
In three seasons at Lakeshore, Ravaglia compiled a 43-44 overall record and 15-11 district record.
Ravaglia also served as the defensive backs coach for the football team.
“I am going to really miss the kids that I coached and the guys that I coached with,” he said.
Ravaglia said he hopes this isn’t his last stop.
“I definitely want to continue in the coaching profession,” he said. “There is no doubt about that. I have some opportunities coming up. Hopefully everything gets ironed out in the next few weeks.”
Lakeshore assistant coach and former Holy Cross coach Greg Battistella said he was “shocked” that Ravaglia resigned Monday.
Lakeshore Athletic Director Andrew Knock said the process to find a replacement has begun.
“We accepted coach Ravaglia’s resignation this morning,” Knock said. “We are now beginning the process of finding a replacement.”
Knock said Lakeshore is following St. Tammany school district policy on advertising of the position and timetable.