Drey Trosclair named ACHS head football coach, AD

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After a two-week search, the Ascension Catholic High School named Drey Trosclair as its next head football coach and athletic director on Thursday, April 2. Trosclair currently serves as an assistant coach at Vandebilt Catholic, but was an assistant coach under ACHS’ Doug Moreau in the 2013 season, where he served as special teams coordinator, wide receivers and defensive backs coach.

Now in his second year as a coach, he’s landed his first head job and said it was a “whirlwind of a day,” after being named. Trosclair, a Thibodaux native, said he had to throw his name in the hat in large part to his familiarity with the Bulldogs.

“This is a place that I’ve been already. I love the kids there. I love the administration, the parents, the community and I felt like it was home to me,” Trosclair said. “I thought was a great opportunity not only for me but also for the kids. I thought the kids would appreciate it.”

Although a young coach, Trosclair has been around the game of football all of his life and played collegiately at the University of Arkansas-Monticello for one year and Nicholls State University for three years where he played at the wide receiver position and graduated from in 2012. When he walks back on the ACHS campus as head coach, he’ll take over an 8-3 program from 2014 and his first plan is to work hard and “just instill a mentality that if we give a 100 percent effort everyday the success will take care of itself.”

“As long as we do things the right way and put our best foot forward, work hard and are dedicated to our goals everything is going to workout,” Trosclair said.

Trosclair hasn’t determined what offensive or defensive sets the team will use yet as he its too early to tell, but he said he’s going to sit down with the assistant coaches that are already there.

“I know a lot of them and they have some great coaches on staff, so I’m definitely looking forward to working with those guys again,” Trosclair said.

Nola.com reported Trosclair was in a group of coaching finalists for the position that also included former Plaquemine and Zachary coach Bob Howell, former Sterlington, Plaquemine, Crowley, Winnfield and Woodlawn-Baton Rouge coach Don Jones and former Port Allen coach Guy Blanchard.