Walker High is in the market for a new head football coach/athletic director. WHS Principal Jason St. Pierre confirmed head coach Dwayne Severio’s four-year tenure at the school has ended.
“We’re moving in another direction … that’s really all there is to say,” St. Pierre said. “We were 2-18 in the last two years and 7-33 in the last four years. We’re making a change, and we’re accepting applications.”
Walker was one of two Baton Rouge area schools to finish 0-10 in 2014. The other was Class 1A East Iberville.
The Wildcats of District 4-5A had only a handful of seniors and relied on a large number of players with no varsity experience after finishing 2-8 in 2013. Walker lost three of its first four games this fall by a total of six points.
Severio returned to Walker in early 2011 after a successful stint as an assistant coach at a Monroe area Class 4A power, Bastrop High. A 1984 Doyle High graduate, Severio served as an assistant at Walker from 1988 to 2005 and was the school’s defensive coordinator when the Wildcats made the Class 4A playoffs.
Walker hasn’t had a winning season since joining the Class 5A ranks in 2003 and has an 11-59 record in the last seven seasons.
St. Pierre said applications for the head football coach/athletic director will be accepted through Dec. 3. Applications should be emailed to St. Pierre at Jason.StPierre@lpsb.org.
Friday’s Division IV semifinal playoff game between No. 9 Madison Prep (8-4) and fifth-seeded Southern Lab (7-5) is tentatively set for 7 p.m. at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium.
Both teams have used the Louisiana Leadership facility during the season. The game is Southern Lab’s home game.
“We hope to have everything finalized by tomorrow (Tuesday),” Southern Lab coach Nick Mitchell said.