Hahnville High School has chosen the successor to former head football coach Nick Saltaformaggio, as multiple sources confirm Tigers’ offensive coordinator Daniel Luquet will be the next man to lead the program.
The news is expected to be made official at tonight’s meeting of the St. Charles Parish School Board.
Luquet, 37 and an alumnus of Destrehan High School, spent one year as a Hahnville assistant after a five year run at Woodlawn, four of those as the school’s head coach. He also served as an offensive assistant for six seasons at Destrehan, a run including the school’s 2008 state championship. where he quarterbacked as a player – including to a 10-0 regular season record in 2001. At Woodlawn, his teams posted a record of 18-25.
Saltaformaggio announced he was leaving Hahnville in early April after six seasons with the team. He did so to accept the same position with his alma mater, Holy Cross, leaving St. Charles Parish to fill its second head football coaching vacancy this year. Destrehan hired Marcus Scott to lead its program in March, following the retirement of longtime Wildcats coach Stephen Robicheaux.
Luquet is regarded as a rising offensive mind in the sport. Hahnville quarterback Andrew Naquin improved significantly under his tutelage in 2019, the junior finishing with 1,352 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions after a sophomore season that saw him finish with 585 yards, two touchdowns and eight interceptions while sharing time.
Meanwhile, the running game was a force, tallying over 2,000 yards and 34 touchdowns, the bulk of that total tallied by star back Darryle Evans. His shotgun spread attack aims to get the ball in the hands of multiple playmakers isolated in open space against defenders. Familiarity with his system and established rapport should serve to help the Tigers in the upcoming season.
In the classroom, Luquet teaches special education.