By the time the LHSAA sent out a Tuesday afternoon news release saying former he was hired as Director of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association, Terence Williams was already at work.

The former Redemptorist and Donaldsonville High head football coach said he started working toward next week’s LHSCA Coaches Clinic.

“I got the call telling me I got it (job) last night,” Williams said.

“And they asked me if I had some time to stop by today, so I got started.”

Williams is the second full-time LHSCA director. Gary Duhe, now the head boys basketball coach at Live Oak High, held the job for the last two years. Williams is a past president of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association and has served on the LHSAA’s executive committee.

“It’s no secret that Louisiana has some of the best athletes and coaches in the country,” Williams said.

“One goal I have is for people to see our association that same way. I’d like for the LHSCA to become a model that other states look to see how a coaches’ association operates.

In addition to being head coach a Redemptorist and Donaldsonville, Williams also served as head football coach at Leesville High and now defunct Jackson High. He was an assistant at Christian Life and University High.

A former Belaire High football/track standout, Williams went on to play both sports at Kentucky State.

Officials meeting

A general meeting for the Louisiana High School Officials Association is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Delgado Community College’s Williamson Center.

The meeting is the LHSOA’s first since reaching a tentative agreement with the LHSAA to avoid an officials’ strike this fall.