Neil Weiner Voted LSWA 2A Coach of the Year

Neil Weiner Voted LSWA 2A Coach of the Year

January 8, 2020

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Congratulations to Head Football Coach Neil Weiner who was voted Coach of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s 2A All-State football team.

In addition, Tigers Kalante Wilson '22 and Rhett Guidry '20 received 2A All-State honorable mention.

2019 photo by Steve Johnson

Advocate sportswriter Robin Fambrough writes:

Champions often claim the bulk of  postseason honors. But The Dunham School’s Neil Weiner is the perfect example of why that does not always happen.

The Tigers did not win an LHSAA title but Weiner's Tigers did put themselves among the 2A elite by advancing to the Division III semifinals.

"That's a great honor, and I'm glad to see our team and our coaching staff get recognized because I see it as team honor," said Coach Weiner. “They all put so much work into what we did this year. Our defensive coordinator Randy Leindecker, the entire coaching staff and all our players put everything they had into this season.”

Weiner joins his father, former Catholic High coach Dale Weiner, who was also voted LSWA Coach of the Year during his career.

District 8-2A Champion Dunham (10-2) went into the playoffs as the No 4 seed and went on the road to upset Newman in the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Lafayette Christian in the semifinals. It was the deepest playoff run for the Tigers since winning the Class 1A title in 2004.

Read Fambrough’s complete Advocate article at

2019 photo by Steve Johnson

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