LHSAA: Destrehan must forfeit win over South Lafourche, coaches suspended
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association announced today via their Twitter feed that Destrehan High School must forfeit their win over South Lafourche after Destrehan coaches were accused of viewing South Lafourche practices via an internet video service.
All Destrehan assistant coaches will be suspended two games; one assistant coach, Ryan Fournier, is suspended for the remainder of the season and the playoffs.
Coaches Lance Ledet, Daniel Luquet, Wayne Sentilles and offensive coordinator Greg Boyne are suspended for the rest of the season; they can resume coaching duties during the playoffs, but they must remain in the press box during games.
Destrehan HS is on a one-year probation because of the incident, the coaches will have to attend classes and the school will have to pay a fine.
“Destrehan High School respects and accepts the decision placed upon its football program by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. These actions by certain assistant coaches are not condoned or reflective of the school and its athletic program. Poor judgment was used on the part of those involved and unfortunately, the student-athletes are impacted most by this situation.
Steps have been taken by the school system to comply with the ruling of the LHSAA.
The Destrehan High School football program has a tradition of running an ethical program of high character and sportsmanship. We remain committed to this tradition.”
-Stephen Weber, Destrehan Principal
“I am disappointed that this happened and I respect the LHSAA’s decision. My concern is about our kids in this unfortunate situation. My focus is to address the needs of our players and move on from this. “
-Destrehan Head Coach Stephen Robicheaux