Erath High is without a head football coach

Dotson involuntary transferred out of the high school


ERATH - The Erath Bobcats football team is without a head football coach once again.

Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau confirmed Friday evening that Doug Dotson was involuntary transferred out of Erath High School. When school starts Monday, Dotson will be teaching at a new school in Vermilion Parish.

Dotson had only been at Erath High for two years. He is coming off a 3-7 year and missed the Class 3A playoffs.

His first year, Dotson won five games  and made the playoffs as the No. 32 seed. His two years of coaching at EHS, he went  8-13.

Dotson is the second head football at EHS to have at least two years under his belt and then get involuntary transferred by the school board.

The guy he replaced, Destin Dietrich was at EHS for three years, and he was involuntary transferred to an elementary school in the parish. Today, Dietrich is coaching at North Vermilion High School,  under head football coach Tommy Byler. 

The Meridional attempted to contact EHS Principal Mark Turner for a comment but was not successful.

The search is now underway again for a head football coach at EHS.

Prior to the arrival of Detrich and Dotson, long-time head football coach  Jacob Byler had been there 22 years and retired as the EHS football coach with the most wins.  Today, Coach Jacob is helping his son, Tommy, coach at North Vermilion.



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