For the second time in the past three years, Hays High has a new football coach.
Hays school district officials announced Friday that Neal La Hue had been hired to be the Rebels’ next coach and athletic coordinator. Since 2006, La Hue had been the head coach at San Antonio Roosevelt, where he compiled a 42-33 record in his seven seasons.
La Hue is no stranger to the Austin area.
He spent a year at Seguin High before coming to Westlake High as an assistant coach. As the Chaparrals’ offensive coordinator, La Hue teamed with then-head coach Ron Schroeder and quarterback Drew Brees to lead Westlake to the Class 5A, Division II championship in 1996.
La Hue left Westlake in 1997 to take over Kerrville Tivy’s football program.
At Hays, La Hue will replace Blake Feldt, who left in January to become the head coach at Odessa Permian. In two seasons at Hays, Feldt posted a 18-6 record and led the Rebels to back-to-back district championships.