BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Istrouma High had 21 applicants for its head football coach position, including several candidates from other states.
Ultimately, the North Baton Rouge school opted to stay close to home, hiring four-year assistant Johnny Felders as its new head coach Wednesday.
It will be the first head coaching job for the 27-year-old Felders, who was the defensive coordinator for the Class 4A Indians last fall.
The Advocate reports Felders is a 2002 graduate of St. Helena Central, where he played both quarterback and defensive back.
He then went on to play both cornerback and strong safety at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com