Former Wazzu, NFL star Steve Broussard lands prep head coaching job

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Steve Broussard's been an NFL Draft first-round pick, a former conference offensive player of the year and was named to the Seattle Seahawks' 35th anniversary team.

Now, Broussard is tackling a new challenge: head coach of St. Bernard High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Playa Del Rey.

The school announced Broussard's hiring Tuesday, saying in a statement, “Coach Broussard has found success as a coach at the college, junior college and high school levels including time at Washington State, Arizona State, UCLA and SMU.

“We are also excited to announce that our interim head coach, John Landwehr, will remain with the program as our defensive coordinator.”

Broussard played nine years in the NFL, first drafted by the Atlanta Falcons and also logging time with the Cincinnati Bengals in addition to his star turn at Seattle.

He was drafted out of Washington State, where Broussard was named the PAC-10's offensive player of the year following his superb 1989 season.

After retiring from the league after the 1998 season, Broussard jumped into coaching at the high school level in 2000. By 2004 he was at the collegiate level at Portland State and joined the staff at his alma mater, Washington State, in 2007.

Broussard had two previous stints as a prep head coach; he spent the 2017 season as Fort Vancouver High School (Washington) head coach and worked the 2018 campaign atop the St. Monica Catholic High School program (California).