Welcome To the Wild
By: Aniyah T. Foley
The Louisiana College Wildcats will be exploring the promising possibilities of this year’s season utilizing the continuous guidance of Head Coach Dennis Dunn and the fresh outlook from new Special Teams Coach Chris Boniol. Coach Dunn has been a great force for Louisiana College’s football program since 2006, since his arrival, progress has been “wild”. Coach Dunn was originally chosen by the LC athletic program because of his success as a thriving coach at Evangel High School seeing as though he claimed 14 District Championships during his 14 year stay with Evangel HS. Amazing is merely an understated explanation for Coach Dunn’s 200-39 overall record which left nine state championships under his leadership. After dedicating himself to reworking Evangel’s football program, Coach Dunn made the decision to begin his college football career. Today, the Wildcats currently have a 52-28 overall record under Coach Dunn’s history with Louisiana College and are now ready to welcome previous Dallas Cowboy, Coach Boniol, to their extensively well-rounded coaching roster. Originating from the state of Louisiana, Chris Boniol played as a place kicker for Alexandria High School and completed his college student athlete career at Louisiana Tech University where he was named as Louisiana Freshman of The Year in 1990. His professional career began as an undrafted free agent for the Dallas Cowboys who was destined to assist his team in winning Super Bowl XXX in his rookie season. While playing for the Cowboys Coach Boniol also was accredited for becoming their first player to achieve three consecutive 100 point seasons. In the year 2010, as a result of Coach Boniol’s s prior success with his beloved Cowboys, he earned a special teams coaching position. After spending three seasons in Dallas and a year with the Oakland Raiders, Coach Boniol has returned to Louisiana with more than enough experience to raise the Wildcats to a new level.
Considering his profound history with football as both a player and coach, Coach Boniol will be able to easily relate to his players and help them understand what he expects from them in order to succeed. With Coach Dunn, whom has mastered both HS and collegiate level coaching, and the skills acquired from Coach Boniol’s combined professional experience, the Wildcats are bound to claw away the competition. In preparation for the season, Coach Dunn has been pushing his athletes to multiply their competitive natures by the complexity of the skills they’ve polished during the off season in order to create an unstoppable dynamic. The Wildcat’s first game of the season will be September 5th against the Huntingdon College Hawks in Montgomery, Alabama. Later in the Wildcat’s line up will be a match up against Sul Ross State University which will mark LC’s first home game of the season in Wildcat Stadium. Follow the development of this season’s Louisiana College Wildcats as they embrace a new leading member of their pact, while embarking on their quest to bring home an American Southwest Conference Championship to Pineville, La.