THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Five assistant football coaches at Destrehan High that were accused of cheating during a game with South Lafourche High School have been placed on probation.
Lafourche Parish District Attorney Cam Morvant tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/1crIKYt ) they have been required to participate in the Pretrial Intervention Program, which is primarily used for nonviolent first offenders.
“I primarily use it for first offenders that I feel will benefit from the program,” Morvant said. “They were charged with the crime, and that will be on their record. But it can be taken off a year or two down the road.”
Morvant said he met with South Lafourche High School Principal Gaye Cheramie and she agreed this was the right decision.
Though Morvant said he couldn’t release the details of the coaches’ probation, he said that in most cases the offenders have to pay fines to sign up for the program and participate in community service. Morvant said he keeps a close eye on the people who are going through the program.
The coaches, along with one coach’s girlfriend, are accused of using a South Lafourche High player’s user name and password to access a website where the Tarpons stored playbooks and practice film.
Accused were Destrehan assistant coach Ryan Fournier, 29, and his girlfriend, Emily Guidry, 28, both of Larose; as well as assistant coaches Wayne Sentilles, 32, of Montz; Daniel Luquet, 30, of Luling; Lance Ledet, 40, of Madisonville; and Greg Boyne, 41, of Hahnville.
The Lafourche Sheriff’s Office said the six were charged in October after admitting they gained unauthorized access to South Lafourche’s information on a website called Hudl.
Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com