ROGERS STEPS DOWN FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OPPORTUNITY:
It comes as no surprise.
When David Baudry was hired as an assistant baseball and football coach at Hahnville in 2010, it was commonly believed that it was only a matter of time before he would become a head coach once again. His time has come.
Baudry has been chosen to succeed Kade Rogers as the new head baseball coach of the Tigers. Rogers stepped down following Hahnville's quarterfinal playoff loss to Rummel last Friday. Rogers is succeeding Steve Robicheaux as the Coordinator of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Charles Parish Public Schools. Robicheaux has returned to his former position as the head football coach at Destrehan.
Baudry spent six years as the head baseball coach at his alma mater, Archbishop Rummel (Class of 1979), from 2005-2010 after serving as an assistant baseball coach under Frank Cazeaux and as an assistant football coach under Jay Roth at Rummel from 2001-2004.
At Rummel, Baudry led the Raiders to the state playoffs in all six seasons, including three state tournament appearances. Baudry guided the Raiders to the state semifinals in 2005 and 2006 and led them to the quarterfinals in 2009. Baudry guided the Rummel-based Nationwide Restoration team to the national championship at the 2006 American Legion World Series at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In his six seasons at Rummel, Baudry posted an overall record of 154-67 (69.7%). For his career, Baudry is 280-143 (66.2%).
Previously, Baudry served as the head baseball coach at Archbishop Shaw from 1994-2001 while serving as an assistant football coach under Hank Tierney during the same time span. Under Baudry, the Eagles reached the state playoffs in five of seven seasons and won the American Legion state championship in 2000 and were the runner-up in 1997.
Baudry was named Louisiana Prep Coach of the Year by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2006.
For his career as a head baseball coach, Baudry is 277-143 (65.9%).
"I am very excited to take over a program that made it to the quarterfinals," said Baudry. "We have a lot of returning players who are hard workers and good kids. It is a pleasure to work with these kids. Becoming a head coach again just happened this way. I really enjoyed working as Kade's assistant. When he stepped down, it would be a good opportunity to try to become a head coach again. The players lured me in. They are the draw. This is a great situation with excellent facilities, good people to work for and a good program that has enjoyed success. I enjoy living in the community as well."
Baudry will continue as an assistant football coach as running backs coach under Lou Valdin.
Rogers served as the head coach at Hahnville for five seasons from 2008-2012. He stepped away in part to spend more time with his family.