BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Bill Conides devised an offense that consistent found the end zone. His quick striking offense played a significant role in developing the Rockachaws into a 4A power.
In three years as head coach Bill Conides and his Rockachaws left a lasting impression on football fans along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Notable accomplishments include 34 wins, only 8 losses, two Class 4A South State championships and a host of players who have or will crack the major college ranks.
Conides said, "We had a really nice ride and ultimately I think what is most important to me is that the kids take what they learned from playing in our program, the lessons that they learned, and ultimately and hopefully I know that they will be great men in the future."
Conides says Denham Springs High School competes in the 5A ranks and is the fourth largest high school in Louisiana with great facilities, in a great community, but admitted he will miss his St. Stanislaus family.
Conides helped develop the passing talents of quarterback Myles Brennan, who became Mississippi's career passing leader in yards and touchdowns.
However, Conides and his players were unable to claim a 4A state championship title, losing to Noxubee County in 2013 and 2014 and Mendenhall eliminated his Rockachaws in the second-round of the 2016 state playoffs.
He says those loses will only enhance the lives of his players.
"What's more important is what these kids were able to accomplish on a daily basis, "said Conides. "The lessons that they learned from both winning and losing. Life isn't filled with roses. Often times you're going to face a level of adversity and can you overcome that adversity and I think these young men are going to overcome a lot of adversity in life."
We wish coach Conides all the best in his new coaching assignment. Whenever WLOX requested an interview with him or his players, he welcomed us with open arms. He'll be leaving St. Stanislaus next week right after the Christmas break.
St. Stanislaus athletic director Stace McRaney says he will begin the process of hiring a new head coach soon. He said said Conides did a monumental job in the years he served in Bay St. Louis as head coach and one season as the Rockachaws offensive coordinator.