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High School Scoop - Thursday February 4, 2021

Thursday February 4, 2021

X&O Labs LSU 2:4:21

Pahokee (FL): Head coach DJ Boldin has stepped down to become the wide receivers coach at Lake Erie College (D-II).

Blackman (TN): Blackman HS is seeking highly qualified coaches for the 2021 season. All certifications will be considered, although a PE opening is unlikely. Blackman is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (30 minutes outside of Nashville) with 2,100 students and storied history of Division I players. Blackman schools are excellent academic institutions for families, and a million-dollar turf football field was opened in 2019. Preference will be given to coaches with college playing, coaching, and graduate assistant experience, or successful varsity experience who understand the time commitment and lifestyle required. Please contact head coach Chandler Tygard at for inquiries.

Catholic (Baton Rouge, LA): Catholic High is currently looking for an assistant football coach (Freshman Offensive Coordinator / Varsity Assistant Role) and high school teacher. Additionally, this position must have significant experience coaching wrestling. This position is a full time teaching position. All applicants should either be certified or have enough course work to teach an academic subject. Those candidates that are only able to teach Health/PE need not apply. Catholic High is a college preparatory school. Candidates should have a strong desire to teach as well as coach. Catholic High is an all-boys school located in the heart of Baton Rouge. Classified as a 5A school in Louisiana, CHS has a rich history of both wrestling and football success. All applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Head Football Coach, Gabe Fertitta at Catholic High is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on Catholic High, please visit

South Side (Fort Wayne, IN): The program is searching for a new head coach. Interested candidates can see more details and how to apply via this link.

Kenston (OH): Kenston HS seeks an assistant varsity football coach. Candidate will be involved in all aspects of the football program. College playing experience is preferred. This position may become associated with a teaching position in the district but is not offered concurrently. The assistant coach reports to the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Recent success in the program includes production of multiple college-level student-athletes and the 2018 Division III State Championship. Interested parties should contact the Head Coach immediately and send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Jeff Grubich at Applications will be reviewed immediately and until position is filled.

Clio (MI): Nick Barton, who spent the last three seasons at Bay City Western HS (MI) as offensive coordinator, is taking over the program as head coach.

Warrenton (MO): Head coach Steve McDowell has decided to retire after 29 years with the program as a head coach and assistant.

Littlefield (TX): Jimmy Thomas will be the new head coach / athletic director, pending board approval.

Richmond Hill (GA): Richmond Hill HS is looking to hire a varsity assistant coach. Either side of the ball will be taken into consideration. Please send resume and cover letter to HC Matt LeZotte at GA teaching certificate is required, all teaching positions except PE will be considered.

Case Study: Inside LSU’s Transition to Player-Driven Culture: X&O Labs has identified the exact day that LSU football transitioned from coach-led to player-driven culture. “I kept telling them it was their team and they have to take accountability for it,” Coach Orgeron told X&O Labs’ Mike Kuchar. “I wasn’t seeing the signs they were ready, so I kept on driving our culture message.” It wasn’t until Coach Orgeron received a phone call one Saturday afternoon in the spring of 2019 that he finally knew his players were ready to take ownership of the program. It was confirmation he had been waiting two years to receive—and it would change LSU football forever. That phone call proved the players had united to protect Coach Orgeron’s culture. X&O Labs’ Mike Kuchar has documented LSU’s transition from coach-led to player-driven culture in an exclusive case study, The LSU Culture: A Leader of One is a Leader of Many. X&O Labs is releasing this report FREE to the coaching industry. Go here to get started.

Lancaster (TX): Lancaster HS head coach Chris Gilbert is expected to join the Texas staff as director of high school relations.

St. Mary's (Phoenix, AZ): St. Mary's HS in Phoenix, AZ is looking for a varsity DBs coach for the upcoming season. If you are interested please contact our head coach, Jose Lucero, via email at All candidates must be current or willing to complete the following: Diocese of Phoenix Safe Environment Training; All required NFHS Certifications; First Aid / CPR Certification.