Barbe hires Dennis ‘Skeet’ Owens as next head football coach

Published: Apr. 6, 2023 at 12:44 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - After it was announced on March 22nd that head football coach Mike Cutrera had retired after 11 seasons at the helm for the Buccaneers, Barbe began to look for their next head coach, and on Thursday they named the new head man for their football team. Dennis ‘Skeet’ Owens, spent 11 seasons with Barbe before being promoted as the school’s next head coach on Thursday.

Owens was the receivers coach for Barbe from 2012-16 where he helped them to a record of 51-15 with an appearance in the State Championship Game in 2012. Owens was then promoted to the school’s offensive coordinator in 2017, a position he held until being promoted once again on Thursday. During Owens’ tenure as the OC, Barbe held an overall record of 35-20, and he helped lead Barbe to the State Quarterfinals in 2017.

Owens, who played receiver for McNeese from 1991-94, takes over a team who has struggled in each of the past two seasons, holding an overall record of 9-11, with a district record of 6-9.