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HEAD ATHLETIC COACHES

Jesse Cassard

jesse.cassard@lpsb.org

Coach Cassard entered his first season at the helm of the Eagles Baseball coaching staff in 2018.  The Assumption Parish native already has skins on the wall after spending the last 10 years in charge of the Zachary Broncos, guiding them to three consecutive Class 4A state championships (2007-09), a 5A state runnerup finish in 2013, two other state tournament trips and seven district championships, the last in 2016.  He has coached standout athletes with over 60 college signees, 14 draft picks, and 31 All-State selections.

 

Besides his 10-year tenure at Zachary, which included 261 victories, Cassard was an assistant at Barbe for 5 seasons. He played college ball at McNeese State fulfilling the outfield role.  Cassard will coach PE for the Eagles and is excited about the direction of the Eagles on the field as well as academically in the classroom.

Baseball
Wrestling

Chris Collier

christopher.collier@lpsb.org

Coach Collier is currently the head coach of our wrestling team and football team. He graduated from Parkway High School and went on to play football for the Demons at at Northwestern State University as an offensive lineman and defensive lineman, finishing with a bachelors of science degree. After graduation, Coach Collier taught and coached at Woodlawn High School for 7 years before joining Live Oak's coaching staff in 2007.  Coach Collier teaches physical science with a wrestling goal for the team to end the year as one of the top teams in the state. 

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Sal Diesi

sal.diesi@lpsb.org

Coach Diesi is currently the head coach of our track team and assistant football coach. He graduated from ULL and has been teaching and coaching more than 15 years.  He has had coaching stints at Beau Chene, Opelousas High and St Ignatius before moving to Live Oak in 2021.  Coach Diesi's accomplishments include coaching 2 state champions, 2 state runner-ups and 8 State Qualifiers.  Coach Diesi currently teaches American History.   

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Randell Legette

randell.legette@lpsb.org

Coach Randell Legette will be moving to Head Coach for the 2024 Season.  Legette is a graduate of John Curtis of River Ridge where is played on three LHSAA State Championship teams in 2002, 2004, and 2005. He received his bachelor degree at Southeastern Louisiana University and his Masters of Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He also has served as the head football coach for St Thomas Aquinas where he was 6x District Champs and a State semi-finalist and Holy Ghost Catholic Junior High for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons.   He currently teaches Sociology.

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Cash Littlefield

cash.littlefield@lpsb.org

Coach Littlefield joined the Eagle coaching staff in 2023 as the Boys Powerlifting coach and Assistant Football coach.  He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Kinesiology and Masters degree in Ed Leadership.  Coach Littlefield joins us from Union Parish where he was coaching for the last 10 years.  He has coached a state powerlifting champion and 3 state qualifiers while at Live Oak.  He hopes to continue that powerlifting success in qualifying as many male and female lifters for state as possible, has a state competitive lifter in Dylan Rockett and continue to grow the Eagle program.     

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Tiras Magee

tiras.magee@lpsb.org

Tiras Magee is the head coach of our boys basketball team and one of our physical education teachers. He graduated from Denham Springs High School and went on to earn his masters degree in education, and an associates and bachelors degree in criminal justice from Purdue Global University. He was previously the assistant basketball coach at Denham Springs High School for 3 years before taking the reins at Live Oak High. His goal for this season is to lead the boys to the playoffs and be a contender for the State championship.

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Zach Miller

zachary.miller@lpsb.org

Zach Miller, head coach of the Boys Soccer team, attended Centenary College in Shreveport and received a degree in business administration. He attended high school at Booker T. Washington in his hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma, but came to Live Oak in 2015.   Coach Miller previously taught at Lutcher High School and has over 15 years of coaching experience. He teaches Spanish and his goal for the boys' soccer team focuses on bringing home a district trophy and succeeding in playoffs.

 

Boys Soccer
Softball

Katie Prescott

katie.prescott@lpsb.org

Katie Prescott is a native of Denham Springs and attended McNeese State University where she received her degree.  She was previously an associate softball coach at her alma mater where the Cowgirls won back-to-back Southland Conference tournament championships and participated in consecutive NCAA regionals.  Prescott completed a four-year softball career at McNeese State University in the spring of 2014. Prescott was an All-Southland Conference and All-Louisiana honorable mention selection in 2011 and was named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll all four years. She was also named to the SLC all-academic team three years. She currently teaches Strength and Conditioning and Team Sports and coaches softball.  

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Volley Ball Coach

Janie Tidwell

janie.tidwell@lpsb.org

 

Coach Janie Tidwell took over the reigns of Eagle Volleyball in 2020.  Coach Tidwell graduated from LSU with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and teaches Intro to Health Occupations and EMR. As a player, Coach Tidwell was a OH Defensive Specialist for the LSU Tigers and earned 2 SEC Championship titles in ’86 and ’89. She previously was the assistant volleyball coach at Zachary High School for the past 10 seasons. Her goal this year is to build a disciplined, purposeful, responsible group of young adults that love to play volleyball.

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Sandi Russo

sandra.russo@lpsb.org

Sandi Russo is our Cross Country coach from Central Private and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University.  She has fulfilled many roles at Live Oak High since 2018, most recently as a special education teacher, substitute teacher and paraprofessional.  Coach Russo took over the reins of Eagle Cross Country in 2023.  She plans to continue the excellence in Cross Country as she leads the 6-time Parish Champions for another year of success.  

 

Tennis

Joel Harrison

joel.harrison@lpsb.org

Joel Harrison was born and raised in Watson, Louisiana. He graduated from Live Oak High School and then went to LSU where he earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.   He is the Head Coach of Boys and Girls Tennis. In most recent years, four players on the tennis team have gone on to qualify for the state tournament after placing in the top eight at regionals.  As an Eagle alumni himself, Coach Harrison was the team co-captain and was the recipient of the Eagle Award for outstanding senior athletes.  He has been teaching Spanish and Social Studies since 2020.

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Michele Yawn

michele.yawn@lpsb.org

Michele Yawn is a graduate of Dowling College in New York and LSU-Eunice Community College and is the girls basketball coach.  Coach Yawn came to Live Oak in 2015 and previously coached at Central Private.  Coach Yawn was a point guard in college and has coached several All-District , All-State selections as well as college signees.  She currently teaches physical education and was Teacher of the Year in 2021. 

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