Gueydan hires new head football coach
Lance Myers is the new Gueydan head football coach, according to Gueydan Principal Brandy Broussard.
The interviews took place on Friday and he was hired on Monday. He was one of 10 applicants who were interviewed.
Myers comes to Gueydan from Church Poiint High School, were he was the defensive coordinator.
Myers, 36, took over the Church Point defensisve coordinator this past football season. Before that, he was Elton’s defensive coordinator the past two seasons. Hehas been coaching high school football for 12 years, previously serving as an assistant at his alma mater, Iota.
He replaces coach Roderick Moy, who is now the head coach at Abbeville High.
“It’s a great feeling,” Myers said of his new job in the Advocate. “Being a head coach has always been a goal of mine ever since I first started coaching 12 years ago. Like I said, it’s still going to be a challenge because I put a lot of pressure on myself. So all the great things coach Moy has done, I don’t plan on going there and just kind of coasting from what they’ve been doing. I plan on trying to raise the bar even further.”
Myers said he’s always run a 3-4 defensive system and will probably continue to do that. He’s also a fan of pro-style offenses, which is what Moy ran at Gueydan, but Myers said ultimately base his scheme off personnel.
“I want to get Gueydan to be equal to some of those big-time 1A programs,” Myers said in teh Advocate. “Every year when the brackets come out, you always look to see where Haynesville’s going to be, where Oak Grove’s going to be. I want it to start being, when the brackets come out, ‘Where is Gueydan located?’ I want other teams to have to worry about if they’re on the same side of the bracket as Gueydan. I want us to be mentioned in that category with those guys.”