BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Catholic High’s searching for a new head football coach as David Simoneaux steps down, the school announced Monday.

Principal Lisa Harvey thanked Simoneaux for two outstanding seasons in a statement:

“We are grateful for Coach Simoneaux’s leadership and the incredible example he has set for the young men at Catholic High School. We wish him the best in his new endeavor,” Harvey said. “Now we look toward the future and our efforts to find a new leader to share in the work we do to advance the mission of our school – which is educating the young men in our care in a holistic environment of academic excellence according to Catholic tradition and the spirit of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. For 128 years, the ideals set forth by the brothers have shaped Catholic High School into the institution of excellence it is today. We look forward to finding the next individual to carry on the spirit of this important mission.”

Simoneaux will be headed to Central High School, the Central Community School System said Monday shortly after Catholic High’s announcement.

“The Central Community School System is excited to announce that David Simoneaux will be the next Head Football Coach and Athletic Director. Coach Simoneaux was an assistant at Central High School from 2010 – 2015 and we are excited to welcome him home.

Coach Simoneaux brings eight years of head coaching experience to Central, including winning a state championship at Catholic High School in 2021.

Coach Simoneaux has a vision to create a world class football program at Central High School and for the Central Community School System.

Thank you to Central High School Principal, Brandon LaGroue, for his leadership in ensuring that Coach Simoneaux would join the Central family.”

Central Community School System