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White Castle head coach Aaron Meyer talks to Demon White (10) against Oak Grove during the LHSAA Class 1A High School State Championship at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

Aaron Meyer is moving to the LHSAA’s top classification. Meyer, who coached White Castle High to a runner-up finish in Class 1A last fall, was hired as the new head football coach at 5A Central Lafourche on Thursday.

The move also puts Meyer closer to his roots in the New Orleans area and Lafourche Parish. The 34-year-old coach was a lineman at John Curtis and went on to play at both UCLA and Nicholls State.

“Moving closer to home was a big part of why I applied,” Meyer said. “The chance to coach at a 5A school is nice, but I also like the idea of being closer to home.”

It is the second heading coaching job for Meyer, who spent three seasons at White Castle. The Bulldogs finished 9-4 last fall and advanced to the 1A football title game for only the second time in school history. 

Meyer said he learned valuable lessons at WCHS that he can apply to his job. At CLHS, he succeeds Keith Menard, who accepted the head football job at Assumption late last month.

“I think the importance of building relationships with players was the biggest thing I learned at White Castle,” Meyer said. “And then, in turn, you also build bonds within the community. White Castle is a very proud community. I have made friends there I will miss seeing on a regular basis.

“But I also feel very fortunate to take over a program that coach Menard organized very well. I look forward to starting workouts there as soon as possible — hopefully next week.”

Vice hired as Walker OC

Aaron Vice has been hired as the offensive coordinator at Walker High. Vice, who most recently coached at Houston-based Kinkaid, announced that he was returning home to accept a job on Chad Mahaffey's coaching staff by Twitter on Friday morning.

Vice was previously a graduate assistant coach and spent one season as head coach locally at Redemptorist in 2011.

Glover at Grace King

Brian Glover, most recently the head football coach for Thrive Academy during its first varsity season last fall, is the new head football coach at Grace King.

Glover also served as head football coach at his alma mater, Pointe Coupee Central, early in his career. He is the ninth head football coach in 17 years for Grace King.

Job openings

Southern Lab seeks a defensive coordinator who is certified to teach history. Contact SLHS head coach Darrell Asberry (984) 227-9269 or assistant head coach Thomas Saulsby (225) 200-5575.

• Catholic-Pointe Coupee seeks a head boys basketball coach. Math and middle school teaching positions available. Send resumes to CHSPC athletic director David Simoneaux at dsimoneaux@catholicpc.com.


Email Robin Fambrough at rfambrough@theadvocate.com