BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Parkview Baptist head football coach Kenny Guillot is stepping down for health reasons, but will remain as the athletic director, according to a statement issued by the school Thursday afternoon.
Guillot has been the head coach at Parkview Baptist for fifteen years, leading the Eagles to four LHSAA Class 3A Championships, claiming titles in 2001, 2007, 2010 and 2012. Also while at Parkview, Guillot's teams won nine district championships and finished state runner up in 2009.
Guillot spent much of 2013 receiving cancer treatments.
"After my round with cancer last spring, I have made the decision to step down as Parkview's head coach in the best interest of my health and my family. I am dedicated to Parkview in continuing my position as athletic director. I'm thankful to have been able to do a job that I love for so many years and to have the ability to end my coaching career with no regrets," stated Guillot.
Guillot started coaching in 1969 at Broadmoor High School as an assistant coach before becoming an assistant coach at Tara High School in 1972. There the Bucs won the state championship in 1974.
Guillot's first job as the head football coach was at Woodlawn High School in 1979. From there he was the offensive coordinator for Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. from 1981‐1986 and McNeese State University in Lake Charles from 1987‐1990.
After a nearly 10 year hiatus away from football between 1990-1999 where Guillot managed a chemical supply company, he returned as Parkview's head football coach.
Guillot's record at PBS was 164-31, that averages out to an 11-2 record per season. As head coach, Guillot made the playoffs 16 out of 17 years. Guillot also made it to the quarterfinals or better 12 out of 16 years in high school football.
"As a former PBS football player, this program has always been important to me. I was aware of Kenny's reputation before I came back to PBS as superintendent last January and was excited to be able to work with him as an administrator. Beyond wins and losses, his 'old school' approach to coaching has had an amazing impact on our football program and school overall," commented Don Mayes, PBS superintendent.
Under Guillot's influence, more than fifty PBS athletes have played at the college level with two of those making it into the NFL. Twenty-two of Guillot's former Parkview players are currently coaching football teams at different levels all over the country.
The school will soon begin the process of naming a new head coach.