BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - St. Stanislaus has a new head coach. Bill Conides takes over for Gabe Fertitta who left the coast for Catholic High in Baton Rouge.
Coindes was the Rockachaws offensive coordinator and helped ignite St. Staislaus on a 12 game win streak before losing to Forrest County AHS in the 4A state playoffs.
Coindes said,' One thing that we've really tried to preach since January that this is a continuation of the process."
He added,"We weren't able to finish the job and everything since then, since losing to Forrest County 49-42. I mean that's been our motivation and that's what we've really tried to push."
6 foot 3 sophomore Myles Brennen takes over the quarterbacking duties, a year after Tyler Allen passed for 4,263 yards and 49 touchdowns. Coindes says Brennen has loads of talent.
"He can make a lot of good throws, a lot of good throws,"stated Conides. "He's mature as well as far as his pocket presence and things like that. I'm expecting a lot of good things from him."
Brennen has a number of game breaking receivers back in the lineup.. Chase Rhodes hauled in 73 catches for 885 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.
Ryan Gibson and Jordan Bradford anchor the offensive line.
Gibson, an honor student, is verbally committed to California. Dedication in the class room and weight room paid off.
Gibson said," Technique and hard work in the weight room which is everything in being an O lineman. I feel like the coaching staff coming up has really helped me.
"A lot of it is the same," stated Bradford. "Same plays, same offense, a few adjustments that we've made and definitely for the better in personnel adjustments. I'm very confident in our offense this year."@
Bradford excels on offense and defense. He had 119 tackles and 5 and a-half sacks in 2013.
St. Stanislaus battles D'Iberville in a jamboree game on August 16th and open the 2014 campaign at Hancock on August 22.