Cedar Creek, Ensminger agree to part ways

Steven Ensminger was named the Cedar Creek football coach on Feb. 25. Today he and the school mutually agreed to part ways.

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By Malcolm Butler

In the middle of a search for their next boys basketball coach, Cedar Creek High School is now back on the hunt for a football coach and athletics director.

Just four months after hiring Steven Ensminger as its athletics director and head football coach, Cedar Creek and Ensminger have mutually agreed to part ways.

The Lincoln Parish Journal learned of the decision this afternoon.

Cedar Creek and Ensminger released a joint statement.

“After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, Cedar Creek School and Steven Ensminger, Jr., have mutually agreed to move in a different direction. Steven Ensminger, Jr., wishes the best for Cedar Creek School and its players moving forward and has decided to pursue other opportunities. Cedar Creek School is thankful for Coach Ensminger’s time at Cedar Creek and expects great things from him in his career.”

Ensminger was named the Cougar head coach on February 25 after a more than a six-week search process following the departure of Matt Middleton, who left to take the offensive coordinator position at Southern Arkansas University.

It was Ensminger’s first head coaching job of his career, and he led the Cougars through spring workouts and spring game against Red River.

The former college quarterback at Auburn and LA Tech served as the quarterbacks coach at Ruston High last season where he helped the program to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. He also coached at Assumption (2020), Patterson High School (2012), and Convenant Christian (2011-12).

Cedar Creek returns the nucleus of last year’s 6-4 team that earned a spot in the Division IV playoffs. A unnamed spokesman from the Creek camp said the school plans to move quickly on finding a replacement with fall camp just over a month away.

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