Natchitoches Central announces new Head Football Coach: James Wilkerson III

The Natchitoches Central High School family is excited to announce that James Wilkerson III has been selected as the Chief’s new head football coach. This decision comes after an extensive search. His experience and knowledge are what set him apart from the other quality applicants. Coach Wilkerson comes to NCHS from C.E. Byrd High School where he has been on staff for 10 years.

Coach Wilkerson has coached in programs that have had great success and the NCHS family is confident that he will bring that winning mentality to the Chief program. He will start his tenure at NCHS in January 2020.

His general philosophy begins with God and family first. Never quit. Compete every day. Operate with class and character. Be disciplined and his players must be a positive role model.

He has a goal of developing players academically, athletically, spiritually, and socially. The Chief’s will out work and out prepare the opponent.

Coach Wilkerson and his wife Emily have four children.

“Coach James Wilkerson is the right choice to return the Chiefs to the winning tradition of years past,” said NCHS Principal Bill Gordy.


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