The search for Destrehan’s next head football coach is over – and a familiar face returns.
John Ehret head coach Marcus Scott was approved by the St. Charles Parish School Board at Wednesday night’s board meeting as the successor to the retiring Stephen Robicheaux.
Scott, who served as Destrehan’s defensive coordinator under Robicheaux in 2016 and 2017. Ehret went 20-5 over Scott’s two years there, including a Class 5A state semifinal appearance.
He was one of nearly 30 applicants for the open coaching position, including several from outside the state. The field was narrowed down after two rounds of interviews before the coaching search committee came to a decision.
“Coach Scott brings a wealth of football experience and knowledge while also bringing strong values and a commitment to helping students succeed on and off the field. I am confident that Coach Scott will carry on the strong traditions of the Destrehan Football program with high energy, passion and accountability for all,” said Destrehan High School Principal Jason Madere.
Robicheaux departed after leading Destrehan to the Class 5A championship game last season, that marking the program’s fourth Superdome appearance during his tenure. He led the Wildcats to two state championships and held a win-loss record of 186-41 over his 18 seasons as head coach.
Scott helped lead Destrehan to a state semifinal appearance in 2016 as the team’s defensive coordinator. The Algiers native left the Wildcats to become head coach at Ehret in 2018. Scott also served as head coach of West Jefferson from 2008 to 2013 – so he’s quite familiar with Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio, as the two crossed paths when Saltaformaggio was head coach at East Jefferson.
During his tenure at West Jefferson High School, Coach Scott won two district titles and had six playoff appearances.
Scott has also served as a collegiate assistant, formerly the defensive backs coach at Nicholls State. He previously also coached at J.S. Clark, B.F. Terry High School in Texas and Jesuit High School.
He moves closer to home with the move as well. He resides in St. Charles Parish with his wife Jarelle and three children Jackson, 13, Chandler, 9 and Ava, 6.
“We are excited to have Coach Scott join St. Charles Parish Public Schools once again and look forward to him being an ambassador for Destrehan High School and the community,” said Superintendent Dr. Ken Oertling.