Zachary High hires David Brewerton as football coach

Zachary High has hired Livonia High football coach David Brewerton as its new football coach.

Brewerton, who led Livonia High to the Class 3A title game last fall and a runner-up spot, will be introduced as the school’s new head coach at 4 p.m. Monday.

“We are very excited about having David Brewerton as our head football coach,” Zachary Principal Wes Watts said in a news release from the Zachary Community Schools. “Coach Brewerton has all the qualities we look for in a coach: character, passion, leadership, integrity and a record of success. He has a track record of building a football program that develops young men into champions on and off the field, energizes the student body and involves the entire community.”

Brewerton served as Livonia’s head coach/athletic director for eight seasons. He previously served as an assistant coach at Jesuit, Catholic High-Pointe Coupee, Redemptorist and Catholic High. Brewerton compiled a 56-27 record at Livonia.

The former Catholic High football player and wrestler had a precedent-setting run at the school. In addition to last fall’s title game, he led the Wildcats to the 3A semifinals in 2012 and the 3A quarterfinals in 2011. He succeeds Neil Weiner, who resigned in December to become football coach at The Dunham School.

Brewerton informed the Livonia team of his decision to move to Zachary on Monday morning.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Zachary community as their new head football coach,” Brewerton said in the news release. “It is apparent that moving forward in a positive direction is of the utmost importance to the school system and community alike. It is a great opportunity for my family to get back closer to the greater Baton Rouge area, as well as the chance to coach in a place that is committed to excellence.

“I would like to thank Livonia High School and Pointe Coupee Parish for giving me the opportunity to be a head coach. I think because the School Board and school administration were all on the same page, we were able to accomplish some great things together. Livonia High School will always be a special place to me. I wish them only the best.”