High school football preseason at a glance: Ruston Bearcats

PRESEASON PRACTICE BEGINS: Helmets and shorts this week on Monday-Thursday; shoulder pads begin Monday, Aug. 9

PRACTICE TIME: 10 a.m. daily, until classes begin

PHOTO DAY: Friday, Aug. 6

PARENTS MEETING: Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m.

BEARCAT MADNESS SCRIMMAGE: Intrasquad scrimmage and related activities Friday, Aug. 13, 6:30

SCRIMMAGE: home vs. Byrd, Friday, Aug. 20, freshmen at 5 p.m., junior varsity at 6, varsity to follow

JAMBOREE: at ULM, Saturday, Aug. 21, 5 p.m. vs. ASH

SEASON OPENER: Friday, Sept. 3, home vs. Neville, 7 p.m.

COACHING STAFF: Jerrod Baugh, head coach; Kyle Williams, defensive coordinator; David Taylor, DL; Kai Burrell, LBs; Doc Hoeffler safeties, special teams coordinator; Ken Wright, CBs; Colt Dunbar, kickers-punters; Earl Griffin, offensive coordinator, WRs; Steven Ensminger Jr., QBs; Russ Weirsma, RBs; Chad Reeder, OL; Bryan Beck, assistant OL; Cody Taylor, TEs/H-backs

FRESHMEN COACHES: Bryan Beck, head coach; Greg Hawkins, OL/varsity video coordinator; Zach Smith, WR (new head baseball coach); Frasier Hogan, strength and conditioning.

NOTES: Baugh played for former ULM head coach Pat Collins (a former Louisiana Tech player and assistant coach) at district rival West Ouachita, and later coached under Collins at Longview (Texas) High … offensive coordinator Earl Griffin and QB coach Steven Ensminger Jr. played together at Louisiana Tech … defensive coordinator Kyle Williams and CB coach Ken Wright had long NFL careers … DL coach David Taylor was defensive coordinator at Ouachita, and also at Neville when the Tigers won their last state championship.

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