Natchitoches Central’s new Head Football Coach Byron Keller is hopeful he can do some great things when he officially starts when school resumes Jan. 8 after the Christmas holiday.
Keller is originally from Vacherie where he played football during his high school years at St. James. After graduating, he moved to Natchitoches to attend Northwestern State University to earn a degree in secondary education. He then returned home to take a position coaching football at St. James in Vacherie from 2005-2015.
While there he worked his way up the coaching ranks, starting as an assistant coach on the varsity level before moving up tp a coordinating position. He coached two championship games in 2007 and 2015, both losses.
He and his wife Rebecca moved back to Natchitoches in 2015. Rebecca wanted to be back in her hometown and Byron wanted an opportunity to be head coach of a football program. He fulfilled this goal at Lakeview where he currently works.
“I’m excited to coach the football program at Natchitoches Central,” he said. “I’m excited to coach a 5A team and to be in that 5A game atmosphere with the fans and the bands. I’m excited to accept this challenge and hopefully we can do some great things.”