For the second consecutive offseason, Northlake Christian Athletic Director Anthony Agresta named a new head baseball coach.
The plan is to not have it happen again for quite a while.
Eli Lewellyn was formally introduced as the new coach the Wolverines’ baseball program Sunday night at the Mellow Mushroom in Covington. An assistant coach at New Iberia Senior High School last season, Lewellyn helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a 12-13 overall record and a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs.
“Through a mutual friend, we were initially made aware of an open teaching spot for both me and my wife, Kaylee,” Lewellyn said. “The big thing for me was that I didn’t want to make the move without having a head baseball job. That was my goal and what I was looking for.
“Once the baseball job at NCS opened up, I decided this would be a great opportunity for me and my wife. We are in the process of making the move to the north shore and are excited about getting started.”
Lewellyn replaces Tim Rogers, who led NCS to a 20-7 record and the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs. NCS was defeated by Episcopal of Baton Rouge.
As the third head coach at NCS in the past three seasons, establishing stability on the Covington campus is a must, Lewellyn said.
“To be honest with you, when I talked with (Agresta), it was a requirement,” he said. “Any program that wants to have any type of long-term success has to have a coach that will be there for a significant amount of time.
“I plan on being here for the long term and am excited to be a part of the Northlake Christian family.”