2018 LHSAA Coaching Carousel Update (Feb. 8)

By Alex Newell // @alexlnewell89
LouisianaPreps.com Contributor

One of the most legendary programs in Louisiana has found their new head coach in a very familiar face.

St. Augustine has promoted defensive coordinator Nathaniel Jones to head coach. Jones will replace Al Jones, who retired in December after three seasons with the Purple Knights. The latter Jones was 16-18 in three seasons with St. Augustine.

Nathaniel Jones served as the Purple Knights defensive coordinator the last two seasons and was previously the head coach at Edna Karr from 2013-14 where he led the Cougars to a state runner-up finish in 2014.

Jones also previously served as assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator at NAIA University of St. Francis in Illinois and was a defensive assistant at Texas-San Antonio, Midwestern State (TX), Northwestern State, and J.S. Clark High of New Orleans along with several other high schools around the state.

He is a St. Augustine alumni and played football at the Louisiana-Monroe, where he graduated from in 2000. The hiring was first reported by crescentcitysports.com

Brett Bonnaffons is no longer the head coach at Pope John Paul II, according to David Folse of the St. Tammany Farmer and New Orleans Advocate.

Bonnaffons had served as head coach since 2016, compiling a record of 6-15. The Jaguars will be looking to get back on the right track as they have not had a winning record since finishing 7-6 in 2014.

Full Coaching Carousel Below

Beekman Charter
Out: Wade McDonald
In: Joey Lee, St. Frederick Catholic assistant coach

Berwick
Out: Eric Holden

Capitol
Out: Corey Brumfield
In: Jacob Davis, Capitol assistant coach

Carroll
Out: Jackie Hamilton

The Church Academy
Out: Dexter Alexander

Eleanor McMain
Out: Kevin Roussell
In: Torri Denis, Edna Karr quarterbacks coach

Erath
Out: David Comeaux

False River Academy
Out: Darin Moore

Franklin
Out: Brandon Small

Holy Cross
Out: Eric Rebaudo

John Ehret
Out: Corey Lambert
In: Marcus Scott, Destrehan defensive coordinator

Lake Area New Tech
Out: Derrick Lewis
In: Earl Cager, Landry-Walker assistant coach

Lakeview
Out: Byron Keller
In: Brandon Helms, former Natchitoches Central head coach

Mandeville
Out: Guy Lecompte

Morgan City
Out: Eric Howard
In: Ferrante Dominique, former South Plaquemines/White Castle head coach

Natchitoches Central
Out: Tommy Moore
In: Byron Keller, Lakeview head coach

North Vermilion
Out: Richard Prejean
In: Brett Blakey, North Vermilion defensive coordinator

Northwood-Lena
Out: Denis Coody
In: Justin Webb, Tioga offensive coordinator

Patterson
Out: Ryan Stewart
In: Don Jones, former Plaquemine/Woodlawn-BR/Crowley head coach

Peabody
Out: Benny Vault

Pope John Pau lI
Out: Brett Bonnaffons

Riverside Academy
Out: Chris Lachney

Scotlandville
Out: LaVanta Davis

Southern Lab
Out: Marcus Randall
In: Darrell Asberry, Belaire offensive coordinator

St. Augustine
Out: Al Jones
In: Nathaniel Jones, St. Augustine defensive coordinator

St. Frederick Catholic
Out: Jeff Tannehill

St. John Catholic
Out: James Piker

Vermilion Catholic
Out: Brady Thomas
In: Kevin Fouquier, Vermilion Catholic defensive coordinator

Westminster Christian
Out: Vinnie Bullara

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