Five Destrehan football coaches have been suspended, one for the season for their alleged role in an internet spying scheme.
LHSAA executive director Kenny Henderson said Destrehan admitted that coaches viewed South Lafourche practices on the internet site, HUDL. The site is password protected.
Assistant coach Ryan Fournier was banned for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. Four other assistant coaches were given 2 game bans. And, when they return, Henderson said they will not be allowed on the sideline. They will perform their duties from the press box.
Destrehan forfeited its 49-24 win last Friday at South Lafourche. Monday, South Lafourche called the LHSAA to lodge a formal complaint.
The LHSAA sent two assistant commissioners to investigate. Henderson said an investigation wasn’t needed when all involved admitted to their roles in the scheme.
Four coaches, Fournier, Daniel Luquet, Wayne Sentilles, and Greg Boyne were issued a criminal summons by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s office. All four, and Fournier’s girlfriend, Emily Guidry were charged with offenses against intellectual property.
Assistant Lance Ledet, who also received a two game ban, has not been criminally charged.
The Lafouche Parish Sheriff’s office said the investigation continues.