Head Coach

Coach Wattigny is a native of New Orleans and an alumnus of Holy Cross High School (Class of 2005). He received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree from Northwestern State University where he played Defensive Line from 2005 to 2009. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Teaching from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

As a coach, he is focused on his role as a mentor-­-leader to the young men he coaches, with the hope they grow into men who are committed to the Hannan motto, “Charity leads to perfection.” His goal is to use football to “teach young men the value of hard work, commitment, accountability."


Junior Varsity

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Archbishop Hannan High School has a long history of outstanding football. Since 1987, the Hawk Football program has formed young men of character who understand the value of teamwork, pride and honor. Their hard work and dedication paid off when they earned the title of State Runner-Up in the 2013 State Football Championship in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Whether you are a novice player or a seasoned veteran, there is a place for you in our program. The team has a ten game schedule of both district and non-district games that follows pre-season weight training, conditioning and practice. The coaches are committed to developing a strong program. Thus our philosophy is that the whole team practices together, although separated by varsity, JV, and freshman skill levels. This sharing of identical concepts in all aspects of the game allows players to move between teams if and when the need arises.

Hannan football players are committed to excellence in both academics and athletics. The program emphasizes this not only on the field, but off the field as well. Our Catholic values and the Gospel of Jesus Christ lie at the heart of all our athletic programs. They play with dignity whether in victory or defeat, and they strive to uphold the school’s commitment to service, character, and sportsmanship. As a result, they are formed into men of character, ethics, and sportsmanship.

Football players are encouraged to participate in other sports programs during the winter and spring, and most are multi-sport athletes.