After banning Alabama from campus, Parkway High School coach David Feaster has been relieved of his coaching duties, per Shreveport Times.
Despite on the field success (five playoff appearances in six years and more than two games lost just once — his first year), school officials reportedly were fed up with Feaster’s tactics, per the report:
“The current Parkway administration didn’t take kindly to the attention and felt Fester was “undermining” school officials and potentially hurting other Panthers athletes who could be recruited by Alabama.
The incident was the “third or fourth” for Feaster and ultimately his undoing.”
Five-star wide receiver prospect Terrace Marshall and four-star quarterback Justin Rogers both attend Parkway High School in Boisier City, LA and Feaster previously sent a strong message to the Crimson Tide coaching staff about being “unethical”:
“My guys know they can go to Alabama… and I will pull for them. I just won’t help Alabama recruit my guys,” Feaster said in an interview on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge show Off The Bench.
Feaster’s vitriol toward Alabama goes back to 2013 and the recruiting process for his then QB, Brandon Harris, He said Alabama offered Harris a scholarship and then pulled it when the coaches didn’t warm to him during an official visit. He also said Harris found out the scholarship was pulled via an internet report.
Harris ended up at LSU, but Feaster still festers at the thought of what happened, so ‘Bama wasn’t getting any help from him.
It may not matter much anyway, not this time around. Marshall, Louisiana’s top prospect, is favored to attend LSU, according to 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions. Rogers, the No. 9 prospect in the state, could also end up at LSU, although TCU is strongly in the mix.