NEW ROADS — Rob Funderburk has resigned after six-plus seasons as head football coach at Catholic-Pointe Coupee. He will continue to serve as athletic director at the Class 1A school.
“There comes a time when you know a change needs to be made,” Funderburk said. “Part of my job as athletic director is about knowing when that is. This is the right time for me personally and professionally to make this change. And I’ll still be involved as the athletic director.”
Funderburk told the CHSPC team of his decision during an early Monday morning meeting at the school. He compiled a 31-35 record and took the Hornets of District 5-1A to the playoffs four times and in six seasons.
Funderburk’s record also includes two games as an interim coach.
CHSPC finished 4-6 last fall and just missed making the playoffs. In 2013 the Hornets were 6-6 and advanced to the Division IV select playoffs, advancing to the regional round.
Funderburk came to Catholic-PC as an assistant coach in 1998. He also was the school’s baseball coach for eight seasons, handling head football and baseball chores together for four years.
A search for the Hornets’ new head football coach will begin immediately. Résumés and a list of references should be sent to CHSPC Principal Colleen Caillet at email@example.com. No application deadline has been set.
Johnigan to McKinley
Cleo Johnigan, previously a head coach at Pointe Coupee Central and Capitol Charter, has been hired as McKinley High’s offensive coordinator.
Johnigan was head coach at PCC during its final season of 2013 before the school was consolidated into Livonia. The Cougars were ranked in the 1A top 10.
He spent part of last season as the head coach at Capitol and finished the year as an assistant at East Iberville.