Robert Valdez gets St. James football coach job

Robert Valdez headed to St. James

ST. JAMES, LA (WAFB) - Former Southern Jaguar Robert Valdez is on the move for the second time in two years.

Valdez is leaving his job as head football coach at Scotlandville to become head coach and athletic director at St. James. He will replace Dwain Jenkins, who went back to Lutcher when Tim Detillier retired.

Valdez posted a 10-2 record in his one season with the Hornets, after he replaced former Jaguars teammate Eric Randall.

The job with the Wildcats will bring Valdez back to the river parishes, where he led West St. John to four straight state semifinal appearances, including an LHSAA Class 1A runner up finish in 2011.

Valdez is leaving one star quarterback, two-time Sportsline Player of the Week Levi Lewis, for another in Lowell Narcisse, who won WAFB's award once. At West St. John, Valdez coached Dray Joseph and Austin Howard, who have combined to start at quarterback for his alma mater six years in a row.

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