LCA Names Errol Rogers New Boys Basketball Coach, Devin Lantier To Coach Girls Team
Lafayette Christian Academy has named Errol Rogers as the new head boys basketball coach.
In a statement released by LCA today, Rogers will take over for the departed Byron Starks, who left the Knights to become the head coach at the newly former LSU-Eunice basketball program.
Rogers has served as the LCA girls basketball coach the last 5 years, leading the Knights two back to back Division IV State Championships the last two seasons.
"This was possibly one of the hardest decisions I've had to make in quite some time. The last five years I've been so focused on these girls," said Rogers in a statement released by the school.
"I have poured my life into them and they have developed into 2-time State Champions. What's so amazing is that we are still developing and still so young. The future looks extremely bright for these girls. Thankfully, I'm not having to 'Walk Away', just moving offices, still on the same campus, and I still get to see them develop even more. I am really excited for the LCA Girls Program which will be left in great hands."
LCA also announced today Devin Lantier would take over as head coach of the girls program. Lantier has served as the program's assistant coach the last 5 years, and has been the JV girls head coach.
Rogers has coached for over 28 years, including a 5 year stint as head coach of Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team (2007-2012).
Rogers was able to coach his daughter, Erin, on the LCA girls team. She will graduate next month.
He will now be able to coach his son, Errol Jr., who is a talented junior on both the basketball and football team.
LCA's boys program has won the last two Division IV State Championships as well, compiling an impressive 172-28 overall record in six seasons under Starks.