Former LSU linebacker Trev Faulk has landed the head coaching job at Class 1A Vermilion Catholic. Faulk has been an assistant coach in the Lafayette area the last few years.
The VC job has had plenty of turnover since Charlie Cryer left after the 2004 season. In 2003, Cryer led the Eagles to the 1A state championship.
Faulk will replace Craig Beverlin, who will return to his home state of Washington to be closer to family. Beverlin led VC to a 4-7 record and playoff appearance in 2010.
Southern Lab head football coach Michael Roach has accepted the defensive coordinator job at Alcorn State in the SWAC.
Roach will re-join coaching friend Melvin Spears, who took the Alcorn job a few weeks ago. Roach was the defensive coordinator at Grambling during Spears' tenure there as head coach.
During a successful six season run at Lab, Roach led the Kittens to the semifinals in 2006 behind the play of Chad Jones. This past season, Lab advanced to the quarterfinals.
Possible candidates to replace Roach are: former Lab head coach and current Baton Rouge High assistant principal Eric Randall; former Lab and Louisiana Tech wide receiver Delwyn Daigre; Ferrante Dominique, who recently led White Castle to the 1A state title this past December; Glen Oaks head coach and former Southern wide receiver Landry Williams; and another former Southern wide receiver Keith Woods, currently the defensive coordinator at Glen Oaks.
Opelousas High is close to naming a head football coach and bet the house that it will be former East St. John head coach and Opelousas native Larry Dauterive, who stepped down at East St. John amidst controversy regarding statements he made at a weekly New Orleans Quarterback Meeting in October.
The East St. John head football post is still vacant due to a squabble between the East St. John principal and the St. John Parish School Board. The search committee was targeting a VERY high profile coaching candidate recently.