Terrebonne High School

MEET THE COACHES

JOE CLEMENT- ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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Joe Clement, a 1978 graduate from East Ascension High School in Gonzales, La.  At EAHS he was a letterman in football and track.  Upon graduation, he received a football scholarship to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He was a four year letterman and earned his educational degree in four years.  After his playing days, he entered Nicholls State University and obtained his masters degree in education while coaching at the university four years. . Since then, he had coaching and teaching stops at Vandebilt Catholic High School (11 years), H L Bourgeois High School (2 years), and Terrebonne High School (18 years).  Through the years, Coach Clement has coached football, track, and softball and handles the role of athletic director.  At the present time, Coach Clement is the President of the Louisiana High School Athletic Directors Association and is a National Certified Athletic Administrator.

JURGEN BACH

marty collins

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A native of Houma, Coach Marty Collins begins his tenth year as the head coach for the girls’ and boys’ Cross Country teams at Terrebonne.  During his tenure, the Tigers have received numerous first and second place trophies at regional races and have three times been District runner-up, taken two Parish runner-up titles, and were the 2011 Parish Champions.  Coach Collins previously taught at Vandebilt Catholic and Hahnville and has been with the social studies department at Terrebonne for 12 years and has 22 years teaching experience.  He attended Loyola and Nicholls State and holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.  Coach Collins serves as the school’s Student Activities Coordinator overseeing many events such as the recent dedication ceremony of the new Tiger Field at Southdown and editing the school calendar and newsletter.  Coach Collins is also the assistant bowling coach and has also previously worked with baseball and golf. 

Jamie Delahoussaye

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This is Jamie Delahoussaye, and he graduated from Terrebonne High School in 2006 and Nicholls State University in the Fall of 2011. I got my certification from Nicholls State University in Spring of 2013. He has been teaching for three years at Houma Jr. High School and achieving effective proficient the last three years in my compass evaluations. He has completed his 10th year of coaching baseball at Terrebonne High School, and he has coached Houma Jr. High football for 8 years. He is looking forward to continuing his coaching career at Terrebonne High School because he has great pride in inspiring student athletes to achieve their goals academically first and in athletics second. He truly believes sports are a privilege not a right for students because students have to be able to take care of their school work in the classroom before they can play sports.

JOHN GATLIN

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John Gatlin, attended Bossier High School in Bossier City, La. where he lettered in football and baseball.    He also attended, and graduated from, Mexia High School in Mexia, Texas where he once again lettered in both sports.  After graduation in 1982, he earned a scholarship to play baseball at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. where he earned his Bachelor’s degree.  He later earned his master’s degree at Centenary College in Shreveport, La.  Coach Gatlin has 27 years of educational and coaching experience.  He started his coaching and teaching career in north Louisiana in 1989.  While coaching at Parkway High School he led his team to two consecutive quarter-final appearances in the state play-offs and was named coach of the year in 2002.  He and his family moved to Terrebonne Parish in 2003 where he began coaching and teaching at Terrebonne High School where he led the team to the play-offs in 2006.  In 2008, he went to H. L. Bourgeois for 5 years.  He is currently back at Terrebonne High School for the 2016 School year.                                        

NICHOLAS GUIDRY

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Nicholas Guidry, born in Houma, LA, is a 2001 graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School. Upon graduation he accepted a football scholarship and graduated in 2006 from Louisiana College with a degree in Kinesiology and Education. He has been a teacher coach for 10 years in the Terrebonne Parish school system. He spent 1 year at TAPPS and 9 years at Terrebonne High School coaching football.  He is currently performing the duties of Offensive Line, Strength and Conditioning, and Head Powerlifting Coach.

CRAIG HAMNER

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2016-17 Head Volleyball and Head Girls Track

He has coached in Terrebonne Parish for the past 24 years (HLB 8 and THS 16).   He is married to Jeanne Favret for 23 years with 2 children (Andrea 17 and Brennan 15).  He graduated from Vandebilt Catholic in 1987 as a 4 sport letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track where Craig still holds the record in the Javelin throw.  He attended Nicholls State University on a track scholarship and holds multiple records in the Men’s track program.

 As head Volleyball coach over the past 6 years his team has accumulated a record of 159-81 with 2 District Championships and 6 playoff appearances.  He has coached 17 student-athletes that have gone on to play college athletics in various sports and 2 reached the Professional level.  Craig has been a part of 10 District titles and 27 playoff / state appearances over the past 24 years and looks forward to more future success for these young men and women.

john hebert

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John Hebert is the Girls Head Soccer Coach at Terrebonne High.  He is a 1981 graduate of HL Bourgeois and a 1985 graduate of Nicholls State University.  Coach John is a non-faculty coach while working full time as a commercial lender with Synergy Bank.  He is entering his 10th season of coaching high school soccer with 7 of those years spent at Terrebonne.

Gary Hill

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Gary Hill, born in San Antonio, Texas, is a 1991 graduate of West Orange – Stark High School. Upon graduation he accepted a golf scholarship and graduated in 1997 from Nicholls State University with a degree in Kinesiology and Biology. He has been a teacher coach for 17 years in the Terrebonne Parish school system. He spent 10 years at Houma Jr. High coaching football, basketball, track, and served as athletic director.  He began teaching and coaching at Terrebonne High School in 2007 and is currently performing the duties of Head Football and Golf Coach.

joe mcelroy

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Charles “Joe” McElroy, born in Jacksonville, North Carolina on Camp Lejeune is a 1992 graduate of H.L. Bourgeois.  Upon his graduation he attended ULM for pharmacy and then transferred to Nicholls State University where he graduated in 2000 with a degree in General Studies.  He is currently certified in Mathematics, Social Studies and General Science.   Coach Mac started his career in 2002 at Assumption High (2 years).  At Assumption he was Head Coach for Freshman Baseball, Assistant for Junior Varsity and Varsity Baseball.  He was also assistant football coach for both years. He has been a teacher and coach at Terrebonne High School since 2004.  He is currently teaching math and is the Head Coach for boys and girls tennis and assistant coach for football.

bess PRICE

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Bess Price, a 1997 graduate from Central Lafourche High School.  At CLHS she was a 3 year letterman in softball where she received 1st team All District Pitcher for all three years.  She was also a 3 year band member and dance team member.  Upon graduation, she attended Nicholls State University where she was a dance team member for two years and received a 4 year degree in Health and Physical Education.  

Coach Price has taught in Terrebonne Parish for the past 13 1/2 years with 13 years being at Terrebonne High.  She graduated with a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Nicholls in 2005.  She has been the head coach of softball for 12 years going on 13 and was the asst. Coach of volleyball from 2010 to 2013.

 

EDMAND RACHAL

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I graduated from Elton High School in May of 1965.  Then worked on our farm in Elton, Louisiana until January, 1966.  I then attended McNeese State University, graduating in May, 1969. I got my Masters +30 in December, 1987. I have been teaching for 33 years.  I just completed my 2nd year head bowling coach at Terrebonne High School. I have been fortunate to teach many of the students on our bowling teams.  I have watched how being a part of a sport has helped many students improve their academic and conduct grades in order to remain on the team.  I truly believe that sports have a positive effect on students that goes beyond participating on the team. In addition to two district boys’ bowling championships, seeing our boys’ team win 3rd place three years ago then 1st place two years ago at the Coca Cola Invitational Bowling Tournament in Baton Rouge was the highlight of my experience as assistant bowling coach at Terrebonne High School. This past year we had two girls and four boys competing in singles in the State Bowling Tournament. Several of our bowlers could not participate in the bi-regional tournament and did not qualify as a team or singles for state.  This year we are looking forward to being at both tournaments and doing our best to place.

DAMON ROBINSON

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Coach Damon Robinson begins his first year at Terrebonne High as the new head coach for Girls' Basketball.  Coach Rob began his coaching career at East Thibodaux Middle School in 1999 coaching the boys basketball and the jumps for track and field.  After two years, he began coaching the girls' team as well.  In 2006 he became head girls' basketball and assistant track and field coach at Thibodaux High School.  He works with our Special Ed. department as an Inclusion teacher.

DEREK SZUSH

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Derek Szush, a 2003 graduate from Thibodaux High School.  At Thibodaux High he was a member of the basketball team from 2001-2003.  Upon graduation, he attended 4 years at Nicholls State University and obtained his degree in education. Since then, he had coaching and teaching stops at Thibodaux High School (6 years) and Terrebonne High School (4 years).  Through the years, Coach Szush has coached basketball and track. Coach Szush is also the director of the Bayou vs River Parish High School All-Star game. At the present time, Coach Szush is the Head Boys Basketball and Track coach at Terrebonne High School.

amy williams

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Amy Voisin Williams graduated from Terrebonne High School in 1995 and attended The University of Louisiana at Monroe on a swimming scholarship where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. Upon completing her college career, she began coaching the Bayou Black Swim Team in 1999 through present day. She began coaching Terrebonne High School’s swim team in 2007.

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