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Cedric Figaro named new Lafayette High head football coach

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Posted at 8:40 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 22:13:13-05

Lafayette High has named a new head football coach.

LPSS announced on Friday that Cedric Figaro has been selected as the new head coach of the Mighty Lions football team.

Figaro currently serves as a coach for the Acadiana High football team.

A Lafayette native, Figaro is a graduate of Lafayette High School where he was a linebacker and earned All-State MVP honors and was named a USA Today High School All-American, according to a release.

He continued his academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and received All-American recognition.

Figaro was a six round draft pick in 1988 for the San Diego Chargers and played 7 seasons in the NFL.

Figaro brings over 18 years of experience to the new head coaching position.