BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Capitol High School Golden Lions announces the football team to be under new control of a former collegiate analyst.

Johnathan Brantley has been named the new head coach for the Capitol High Golden Lions football team.

Brantley was a Special Teams analyst for Louisiana Tech for the past three seasons, helping the team win the Independence Bowl and a chance to win the New Orleans Bowl in 2020.

“We are excited about the experience and talent Coach Brantley brings to our team. We look forward to seeing how he develops our young men and leads them to victories this fall,” said Capitol High principal, Rhonda Irwin.

Before Brantley became an analyst, he was a player at Grambling State University and helped the Tigers win SWAC Championships back-to-back under MVP Doug Williams from 2000-2002.

After his time as a player, Brantley began to coach at Grambling State University, McMurray State University, and multiple high schools. He has experience as a head coach, as well as an assistant coach.

“I am honored to be in Baton Rouge at such a historic school like Capitol. The football program here has such a rich legacy, and I look forward to working with our staff, community and young men to restore our winning ways,” said Brantley.

Parents, potential players, and community members will have the opportunity to meet the new head coach on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. in Capitol High’s cafeteria.