Stubbs retires after 4th state crown, Lachney promoted

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Bill Stubbs said he’s leaving the Riverside Academy football program in the best hands possible.

The 63 year old Stubbs announced his retirement Wednesday, five days after leading the Rebels to the Division III championship with a 47-20 win over district rival St Charles Catholic. Defensive coordinator Chris Lachney, architect of the Rebels rock ribbed defense was promoted to head coach.

Here are the pair after winning the state title Friday in the Superdome.

Stubbs said he knew after last year's loss to Notre Dame in the championship game, that 2016 would be his last.

Stubbs won 50, lost 13 at Riverside in 5 seasons.

In 15 seasons at Salmen, Stubbs won 140 games and class 4A championships in 1994, 1995, and 2000.