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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Tarpons hire new baseball coach

Tarpons hire new baseball coach

South Lafourche High School has hired Andrew Ravaglia to run its baseball program – ending a multi-month search to find a replacement for former coach Jacob Midyett.

Midyett left the team after the 2017 season to take a head football coaching position at his alma mater in Arkansas.

Ravaglia recently coached at Jennings, leading the Bulldogs to a 7-21 record in his only year with the school.

Before his time there, Ravaglia had a successful run at Lakeshore High School, posting a 43-44 record in three years, taking the team to the playoffs every year, including a district title.

Ravaglia, a New Orleans native, also spent time in the college ranks, coaching at the University of Dallas and at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Ravaglia is taking over a program that has a loaded senior class coming back in 2018.

The Tarpons won 16 games last season under Midyett – the most the program has won in several seasons. The team also advanced to the Class 4A State Playoffs, losing in the opening round to Lakeshore.

Big things are expected of the 2018 team which will be led by an 11-player senior class that includes Austin Cantrelle, Kasey Guidry, Blake Ougel and Jacob Danos, among others.

In addition to his work with the baseball team, Ravaglia said he will be an assistant coach with the South Lafourche football team which began fall practice last week.