New additions to the staff at Red River High School are the head Baseball Coach and Athletic Director. The two men were introduced to the School Board on Monday night.
Chris Reed has been hired as the head Baseball Coach. He replaces Earl Martin who is retiring soon. Martin finished out last season including his 200thcareer win. Superintendent Alison Hughes told Reed, “There are some big shoes to fill.” She added, “He is already on the job. There is no contract yet, but he’s already working to build the baseball program.”
Reed told the board he has already working to get more developmental baseball programs started in the parish. He wants to get Little League baseball started here. Reed said, “Find me coaches to work with the kids. We need plenty of opportunity to play baseball. There are fields already here and available. Plus we’re building facilities that are as good as any in the state.”
Norman Picou was introduced as the high school’s Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Picou told The Journal, “I am a former boys basketball coach at Haughton High and at Southwood High in Shreveport.” Picou was also an administrative assistant at Southwood.