Plaquemine native Tait Dupont takes over Brusly football

Tryve Brackin
Tait Dupont will succeed Erik Willis as head football coach at Brusly High School. Dupont served as an assistant to Willis at Brusly and St. John high schools.

Plaquemine native Tait Dupont will assume the ranks of head coach for the Brusly High School football program, replacing Erik Willis, who stepped down from the post.

Brusly High School Principal Walt Lemoine immediately gained the services of assistant coach  Dupont as the school’s new gridiron mentor.

Willis resigned and applied for a new position in the Iberville Parish school system, which includes his taking over the reigns of the Plaquemine High football program. As of today, nothing had been officially been stated as to Willis being offered the new position, however sources in the area say the appointment is almost certain.

Dupont has 15 years experience as an assistant football coach. He was the defensive coordinator under Willis at both St. John High and Brusly. Dupont also was the head baseball coach at both SJHS and North Iberville High and an assistant in both sports at Plaquemine High.

His brother Trevor Dupont is the current head baseball coach at Brusly High. Tait and Trevor are St. John High graduates.