Responsibilities for two coaches at St. Michael the Archangel will change in 2016-17 as volleyball coach Rob Smith takes over as the school’s athletic director.
Tami Reynolds-McClure, who has served as the athletic director for the past eight years, is “stepping back” to focus on duties as girls basketball and girls golf coach, according to a school news release.
Smith has 13 years of coaching experience and has been St. Michael’s volleyball coach since 2004. He also has served as an assistant softball and boys soccer coach as well as being an assistant athletic director.
Reynolds-McClure, who led the girls basketball team to the Class 4A semifinals last month, has been the schools girls basketball coach for 16 years and the girls golf coach for 12.
“On behalf of St. Michael High School, we are extremely grateful for the job Tami Reynolds-McClure has done as Athletic Director,” St. Michael Principal Ellen Lee said in the news release. “We look forward to Rob Smith taking over this important role as he builds upon our successful athletic program.”
Smith added, “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the athletic program in its continued success. St. Michael High School has an excellent coaching staff and great young athletes.”
Scotlandville awaits ruling
Scotlandville’s fan-related sportsmanship hearing took less than an hour Tuesday morning at the LHSAA office. The school will receive a written ruling within five to seven days from the sportsmanship committee.
The bulk of the testimony and discussion revolved around the Hornets’ student section and some chairs that were broken during the Class 5A basketball title game between Scotlandville and Natchitoches Central last month in Lake Charles.
“I want to go on the record as saying this has nothing to do with what happened on the court,” LHSAA assistant executive Director Keith Alexander said. “It was a well-played game and both teams and coaches conducted themselves very well.”
Scotlandville Principal Tiffany Quiett and two other staff members testified during the hearing.
The committee was told that tournament security, the LHSAA staff and Burton Coliseum had approached the group, specifically noting an incident in which several chairs were pushed and/or fell down.
“The accusation that our students broke chairs is what I believe they are equating to an unsportsmanlike act,” Quiett said. “Other than that there were no other issues brought up.”
Bears ranked 40th
The Catholic High baseball team has moved into the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 baseball rankings at No. 40.
Catholic is the only Louisiana team in the MaxPreps poll. Texas-based Coppell was ranked No. 1 and Archbishop McCarthy of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was No. 2.