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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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South Lafourche coach given prestigious honor

South Lafourche coach given prestigious honor

A South Lafourche High School coach and teacher was given a prestigious honor this week. 

Boys' basketball assistant coach Brody Williams was named the Dairy Max and LHSAA Assistant Coach of the Month, an honor given each month to one assistant coach at an LHSAA member school.

Williams is the head coach of the Tarpons' freshman basketball team and also an assistant coach for the varsity team. He is a South Lafourche graduate and former player in the program.

Dairy Max and the LHSAA give Assistant Coach of the Month honors to the assistant coach who is an assistant coach at a member school, has been a coach for at least two years and who is fully registered with the LHSAA. The coach must "show exemplary commitment to education-based athletics on and off the playing surface."

Williams was nominated by boys' basketball coach and Athletic Director Brian Callais. In the letter of nomination, Callais said he believed Williams was deserving of the award because of the hard-work and dedication he put into his craft.

Being the head coach of the freshman team and also an assistant coach on the varsity team often means that Williams is practicing until long after sun-down - after teaching throughout the day.

On the floor, Williams stats games for the Tarpons' varsity players and also is involved in varsity game planning and scouting. 

"He will be in the gym from 2:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on all practice days," the recommendation letter reads. "He attends all varsity games as well as all freshman games. Most weeks, he will be in a gym four days a week. This is not counting all freshman tournaments he attends. ... He truly deserves the honor." 

The LHSAA announced Williams as the award recipient on social media on Tuesday - just hours before the Tarpons beat Morgan City to win their 6th-straight game.

Williams said he was honored to received the award, also giving credit to Callais and the Tarpons' other coaches for a team effort throughout the season. 

Williams is also an assistant football coach at the school. He was also recently named the school's Teacher of the Week for his exceptional work in the classroom.