Ruston High School has hired Jerrod Baugh as the new offensive coordinator for the Bearcats football program.
Baugh replaces Chris Gatlin, who served as the offensive coordinator at RHS since 2012.
“The paperwork has been signed,” RHS head coach Brad Laird said of Baugh. “I told the other coaches on Friday and Coach Baugh begins working at Ruston on Monday.”
Baugh is no stranger to Laird — the two coached together under Pat Collins at Ouachita High School during the 1999 season and then at Longview High School in Texas.
Ron Turner is a high-profile name in the football coaching ranks, regardless of what level being discussed.
The just turned 59-year-old native of Martinez, Calif., has a combined 35-year resume built up while serving as a head coach or assistant for a collegiate program and as an assistant coach in the National Football League.
GRAMBLING — No telling how the stories will be “enhanced” when members of the famed 1961 men’s basketball team at Grambling State University gather here on Saturday.
Such is usually the case in reunions of outstanding teams whose legendary feats grow with the years.
That will likely be the case with the Tigers’ powerhouse squad of ’61, one that defied a No. 13 seeding to knock off No. 3-seeded Georgetown College of Kentucky 95-75 and capture the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championship.
It was a split decision for the Bearcats Monday night as the Ruston High freshman team fell to Neville by a score of 33-6 while the junior varsity team countered with a 32-7 win over the Tigers. Pictured above is Ruston’s Walter Keitavious running for daylight in the JV contest while pictured below is Bearcats’ running back Deveontre Modest looking for a rushing hole in the freshman game.