Tregle to be MCHS’ next football coach
The Morgan City High School has found its next football coach and its one whose last name should be familiar to any fan familiar with the school’s history.
Scott Tregle, son of legendary prep football coach Al Tregle, was introduced as Morgan City’s new head football coach and athletic director. The elder Tregle had a successful coaching career that included time at Morgan City High School.
His son, Scott, is an alumnus of Morgan City High School.
Tregle, who has previous coaching experience at Central Catholic and Patterson as assistant coach, and Berwick where he also served as head coach, said that it was interesting to be at the same school as his father.
“I hope I can live up to what he did,” Tregle said.
Before him, he will be tasked with attempting to turn around a football program that went 0-10 during head football coach Dennis Lorio’s lone season at the helm.
Lorio resigned in December as both head coach and athletic director, citing travel complications because one of his assistant coaches he was carpooling with could not be retained.
While the Tigers were winless, they were competitive during the early parts of multiple games last season. They just simply lacked depth.
To turn the program around, Tregle, who is coming from a successful program at Patterson High School, said it would take hard work, dedication and discipline from the players.
“If they (players) can give me that, we can turn it around,” he said. “I’m going to demand that. I’ve been at Patterson and we demanded it and got it. We’re going to demand it at Morgan City.”
Tregle said he has learned a lot from Patterson coach Tommy Minton, who recently announced he was retiring, and said he would “mirror” a lot of what he does at Morgan City from what he learned at Patterson.
“I think he’s developed one of the best programs in this whole region, so I can’t do anything different (but) bring it over here,” Tregle said.
Morgan City Principal Mickey Fabre said that it was important for Morgan City’s next coach to “have a stake here in this community and to be a part of what we do, so when Coach Tregle applied, it gave us a unique opportunity, something we hadn’t had in the last few years — to have a guy from Morgan City. Coach Tregle has a daughter here, a freshman, that is on our dance team and she’s part of our school, so we thought it would be great. He’s also an alumni of Morgan City, which is important so we’re looking at a long-term commitment from the school to Scott and from Scott to the school as well.”
Fabre said the school received approximately 30 resumes for the open position, many Fabre was familiar with from the previous search when Lorio was hired.
“Scott stood out for us because he had that Morgan City background, and we think he’s going to be important to this community,” Fabre said.