14 apply for AHS football head job

A total of 14 people from four states applied for the head football coaching job at Abbeville High School.

There are two coaches from Texas, one from Missouri and one from Georgia, who are interested in coaching at Abbeville. The other 10 are from Louisiana.

A new coach is expected to be named this week.

Abbeville Principal James Segrest likes his choices and said the reason why there are so many applicants is because Abbeville High has a good chance of dropping down to Class 3A next year.

Early projections has Abbeville being the second-largest 3A school in the state. However, there is still a chance the school could remain in Class 4A, making it one of the smallest 4A schools in the state.

One of the 14 to apply is already a coach in Vermilion Parish.

Long-time Erath High assistant football coach and head softball ball Tommy Byler applied, coupled with former VC football coach Charlie Cryer and Acadiana High defensive coordinator Larry Beaux.

Friday at 4:30 p.m., the School Board quit taking applications for the position. Segrest picked up the applications Friday from the School Board office and was expected to meet with a committee

of eight Friday evening to narrow down the list of applicants from 14 to seven.

The committee members, which consist of AHS teachers, coaches, and people from the community, were expected to weed through the applicants and select the best six or seven.

He did not want to release the names of the narrowed-down list, but Byler was expected to be on that list.

The School Board meeting has been moved up to Wednesday of this week, where Segrest will give a name to the School Board then as to whom he would like as Abbeville High’s new head coach.

The School Board will then vote on his selection.

The out-of-state coaches to apply are: Marty Worfaham who is an assistant coach at Duran High in Missouri, Rodney Fuhrmann, who is in Montgomery, Texas and Sean Bauchamp, who is from Dallas, Georgia, and Robert McLeroy is from Texas.

The other applicants are: Elton Ware, who is the head coach at Bolton; Chris Towery, who once coached at Cecilia, is now coaching at Livonia; Terry Washington is the head coach at Jeanerette, Cedric Figaro is an assistant coach at Crowley High, Ryan Antoine is from Westgate High and Jay Hodges, who once coached at Comeaux High but is out of coaching.

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