Robicheaux back at Destrehan

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2012



Destrehan will have a new head coach in 2012, but not at all an unfamiliar one.

Stephen Robicheaux, the architect of Destrehan’s 30-game win streak and back-to-back state championships in 2007-08, was officially named as the new head football coach at DHS, replacing Chris Stroud, who stepped down after the 2011 reason.

Destrehan went 5-15 in the two seasons since Robicheaux’s departure after the 2009 season, when he stepped down and accepted a job with the St. Charles Parish School Board as its Coordinator of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness.

At the time, Robicheaux, 49, cited a desire to spend more time with his family, specifically his daughter as she attended high school at St. Charles Catholic. .

Robicheaux had an extended run of success at the school, going 100-23 as head coach from 2000-2009. Prior to that span, he served as an assistant at the school for 10 seasons.

Destrehan went 15-0 in 2007, culminating with a dominating 41-21 Class 5A championship victory over Acadiana.

In 2008, DHS all but matched the feat, going 14-0 (one game was cancelled due to Hurricane Gustav) and capturing the 5A crown again, winning 14-3 against West Monroe.

DHS took its 29-game winning streak and extended it to 30 in Robicheaux’s last year, but the Wildcats finally saw it snapped in the second week of the 2009 season.

DHS went 5-6 in his final season, reaching the postseason and bowing out in the bi-district round to St. Paul’s.