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Washington out as Vandebilt's coach


Two members of the Vandebilt Catholic administration confirmed today that Henry Washington is no longer the boys basketball coach at the school.

Vandebilt principal James Reiss and athletic director Laury Dupont both confirmed today that Washington is no longer coach, but they declined further comment on the matter, citing school personnel privacy rules.

Washington had no comment when contacted today.

Washington, 41, is a native of Houma and 1989 graduate of South Terrebonne. He had served as coach at Vandebilt since 2009. In five seasons with the Terriers, he won three straight District 8-4A championships and had a 92-54 overall record. In the last four years, he was 89-27 overall.

He helped lead the Terriers to an undefeated record in District 8-4A play this past season with a 22-7 overall mark. Vandebilt's season ended with a trip to the Class 4A second round, where they lost to Alexandria.

Vandebilt is also looking for a new girls basketball coach to replace Kathy Luke, who left the school in March. Luke's dismissal came after Vandebilt was forced by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to forfeit its trip to the Class 4A state semifinals this season due to the use of an ineligible player.

Dupont said the search for a new girls basketball coach is still ongoing, but should be finalized soon.