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Clifford Harris named Head Football Coach

Greetings, my name is Clifford Harris, and I am thrilled to be the new Head Football Coach at L.W. Higgins High School. I was born and raised in Marrero, LA. At five years of age, I began to pursue the sport of football at Nicholson Playground, located a block away from Higgins High School. Growing up in the Westminster subdivision, located behind the school, I could always hear the sounds of football practice. Watching my older brother play for West Jefferson high school furthered my passion to one day play high school football at Hoss Memtsas stadium. After a brief stint at Archbishop Shaw high school, Higgins became the place where I was able to reach my full potential on and off the field. While playing at Higgins, I was able to help produce a dominant football team, both offensively and defensively, and appear in the 5A state playoffs every year. With the help of my teammates, I was afforded the opportunity to earn a football scholarship at Duke University. I attended Duke University from 2005 to 2009 and graduated in Social Studies with a minor in African American History. In recent years, I have coached at John Ehret High School, as a quarterback’s coach, special team coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach. It is an honor and privilege to return to the school that has done great things for me and my career. I look forward to working with the faculty and staff, coaches, and most importantly, the players to pursue excellence on and off the field. I promise to do all things necessary to ensure that these players are successful in all avenues of their lives. Thank you for choosing me as your next Head Football Coach at L.W. Higgins High School.