Luquet named Parks and Recreation Assistant Director 

Daniel Luquet
Former Hahnville head football coach Daniel Luquet, a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish, has been named an Assistant Director for the Department of Parks and Recreation, President Matthew Jewell announced.

“Daniel brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective that we know will take our youth programs to the next level,” Parish President Matthew Jewell said.

Luquet will work hand-in-hand with the community by coordinating coaching clinics, assisting and refining booster club communications and serving as the department representative in coaches/official conflicts.

 “With his background as a former coach and athlete, Daniel brings a well-rounded perspective to our youth programming,” Director Duane Foret added. “His experience will enhance our coaches’ clinics and ensure that athletes in our program benefit both socially and physically through various activities.”

 Luquet joins the Department of Parks and Recreation with more than 15 years of experience as a coach and educator. He spent the last five years at Hahnville High School, where he served as Offensive Coordinator in 2019 before assuming the role of Head Coach from 2020-23.

Prior to returning to St. Charles Parish, Luquet was the head football coach at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge.

Luquet also served as an assistant football coach at Destrehan High School from 2008-2013, helping the Fighting Wildcats to a State Championship in 2008 and district titles in 2008 and 2013.

Luquet, a dual-sport athlete at Destrehan High School, played football at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2008 in general studies. He also obtained his teacher certification from Nicholls State University in 2009.

 A native of St. Rose, Louisiana, Luquet and his wife, Cori, have two daughters, Robi and Laken. He is the son of former Assistant Recreation Director and former Destrehan Baseball Coach Marty Luquet.

The veteran coach said that among the things he’s proudest of during his time with HHS was the work he and his team did in the community. Luquet began the Growing with the Tigers mentoring program and also community camps during the summer throughout the parish’s west bank. He and Destrehan head coach Marcus Scott were part of an effort to retool and enhance recreation football locally.  

“It’s all about the development of young men,” Luquet said about his tenure. “You only get four years (in the coaching profession) to make a difference in a child’s life. You make the absolute most of that time.”

 

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