Kavanaugh’s departure from North Caddo lands him down south


Former North Caddo head football coach Johnny Kavanaugh was announced Wednesday as the new head coach at Fountainebleau High School in Mandeville.

On Tuesday, Kavanaugh announced he was departing North Caddo following five successful seasons as head coach and athletic director. Wednesday morning, Fountainebleau principal Nathan Corley issued a press release naming Kavanaugh as his school’s new head coach.

Kavanaugh posted a 33-21 record in five seasons leading the North Caddo program, guiding the Titans to playoff appearances in each season. The Titans were ranked in the top five in the LHSAA power rankings every year, and he won District 1-2A Coach of the Year honors twice, in 2019 and 2020.

His 2021 team won a school-record 10 games and reached the state quarterfinals for the first time, setting a school scoring record with 516 points.

While Kavanaugh oversaw explosive offenses at North Caddo, Fountainebleau struggled scoring in 2022. The Bulldogs were 2-8 overall, 0-7 in District 6-5A and had a season single-game scoring high of 21 points.