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Jacarde Carter details the conversation that led to his dismissal as LCA's head coach

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jan 12, 2021

Jacarde Carter says he was fired as Lafayette Christian's football coach after a disagreement over pay.

The ousted former football coach said he asked for a raise in a conversation with superintendent Greg Norris, but said he was offered an ultimatum.

"I know he was trying to provoke me. I know he said three times 'we can't and we wont pay you, now what you gonna do about it.' And he's getting aggressive more and more aggressive. So the third time, I look at him eye-to-eye and say 'you're the superintendent of the school, so what are you going to do about it. Because ultimately, you make the decision.' He said I don't want you to have hatred toward the school, to harbor resentment, so we're going to have to part ways at this time."

LCA lead pastor Jay Miller said Friday that Carter resigned, but softened his stance this week when asked about it again. Miller declined further comment, but did wish Carter well.

The 29-year-old led LCA to its fourth-straight championship, the second as its head coach. Carter said he will lean on his faith to get through the unexpected change.

"I wholeheartedly feel like I was thinking too small, I was dreaming too small," he said in an interview with KATC Tuesday. "This door definitely got shut in my face for a reason. God has his hand all over this thing. They may have meant it for my harm. God's a rewarder of those who diligently seek him."

Carter released a full statement on his departure, that you can listen to here:

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