Former Leesville football coach Terence Williams is the new director of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association.
Williams, a Baton Rouge native, spent two seasons as the Wampus Cats’ coach. He led Leesville to back-to-back district championships in 2007 and 2008, compiling a 16-7 record and leading the Wampus Cats to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs in 2008.
That team featured future LSU and NFL running back Michael Ford and future Auburn receiver Travante Stallworth at quarterback. During his two seasons in Leesville, Williams coached five future Division I signees — Ford, Stallworth, Allen Muse (Arkansas State) and the Louisiana Tech duo of Cassetti Brown and Levander Liggins.
Following the 2008 season, Williams left Leesville for Donaldsonville, citing a desire to get closer to his home and family in Baton Rouge. He also coached at University Lab, Jackson High, Christian Life and most recently at Redemptorist, from 2013-15.
Citing declining enrollment, the Diocese of Baton Rouge shuttered Redemptorist High School in May.
Williams had been actively involved with the LHSCA, serving on the executive council since 2010 and previously serving as president. He’s also served on the LHSAA executive committe as well as the Louisiana Football Coaches Association and the Louisiana High School Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
After a standout prep career at Belaire, Williams played football and ran track at Kentucky State before receiving his bachelor’s degree from LSU and a master’s in sports administration from Southern Miss.
As LHSCA director, Williams will be responsible for the football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball and softball all-star games, the summer LHSCA Coaches’ Clinic, the LHSCA January business meeting as well as coaches’ calendars, directories, cards and any other duties assigned by LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine.