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|Harkins resigns at Ferriday|
Chad Harkins resigned as head football coach at Ferriday High and was named head football coach at Jena High last week pending LaSalle Parish School Board approval.
Harkins was hired before last season and led Ferriday to a 7-4 record as the Trojans won the District 2-2A championship before falling to Pope John Paul II in the first round of the playoffs.
"I didn't come here to bail out after a year," Harkins said. "When I took this job my intention was to stay here until I retired. But I felt like I had my hands tied here as far as the direction I wanted this program to go. I love the kids here in Ferriday. I was really looking forward to next year. There are a great group of guys coming here and they have been working hard since last month. These kids definitely are hungry to win. I felt like we could have had a better year next year than we had last year."
The Concordia Parish School Board is taking applications for the head coaching vacancy through March 2.
Harkins was approached about the Jena job after Vidalia native Bernie Cooley resigned.
Harkins spent two years as an assistant coach at Jena.
"The first time Chad was here when he came right out of college I worked with him," said Jena High principal Glen Joiner. "I was very impressed with him then and could see the potential and how the kids responded to him and played for him. And he has continued a winning tradition everywhere he has went. And I am very impressed with his discipline."
Harkins has an overall coaching record of 59-36.Harkins graduated from Winnfield High.
Harkins spent two years as an assistant coach at Jena High where he also played arena football for the Rapides Rangers.
After a year as an assistant coach at Block High, Harkins became head coach at the Jonesville school in 2002.
The Bears went 7-4 in Harkins' first year, defeating Haynesville in the first round before losing to Kentwood.
In 2003, Block went 9-4, defeating St. Mary's and Ascension Catholic before losing out to St. Edmund's in the playoffs.
In 2004, Block finished 7-4, falling to Delta in the first round.
Harkins took over as head coach at Huntington in 2005, going 5-5.
In 2006, the Hounds went 8-3, falling to Wayne Academy in the first round.
Huntington got its first playoff win in almost 10 years in 2007, defeating Wayne and advancing to South State.
They finished the season at 9-5.
The Hounds went 9-4 in 2008, losing in the second round of the playoffs. Huntington finished 3-8 last year in its final year of football.
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