New To The Field

RA Soccer Gets Underway With New Coaches


Kallie Bourgeois

Ben Brady, Todd Bourgeois, and Kevin Dauenhauer are the new 2022-2023 soccer coaches.

Kallie Bourgeois, Editor

Riverside Academy has three new soccer coaches for the 2022-2023 season. Todd Bourgeois is the head coach for the girls team. Ben Brady is the head coach for the boys team with Kevin Dauenhauer as the assistant coach.

Bourgeois played basketball, soccer, cross country, and golf at Saint Charles Catholic, graduating in 1994. He went on to attend the University of Louisiana Lafayette where he earned a Bachelors in Interpersonal and Public Speaking. Bourgeois has coached for twenty years, starting with Biddy Basketball and Youth Soccer Programs throughout the Parish. This is Bourgeois’ ninth year of coaching high school. He previously was the Boys Head Soccer Coach at Lutcher High School for six years with five years making playoffs and made two Quarterfinal appearances. He then coached at Chapelle for one year before COVID hit, resurrecting the program to a 19-11 record and won their first playoff game ever. Bourgeois spent two years prior to soccer coaching as an assistant varsity basketball coach at SCC.

Bourgeois said :”I live by my coaching philosophy which is, ‘Trust in Yourself, Trust in Each Other.'”

Before graduating in 2011, Brady attended Saint Charles Catholic were he played football, soccer, and swam. He later attended University of Louisiana at Monroe where he earned a Bachelors of Science. This is his first official year coaching a soccer team.

Dauenhauer played soccer for five years and ran cross country for four years at Saint Charles Catholic, graduating in 2020. His soccer career mostly consisted of playing center back and goalie. During his sophomore and junior year he mainly played center back and backup goalie, and it wasn’t until his senior year he moved full time to goalie. Dauenhauer finished his senior season with three shutouts and was also voted second team All-District as goalie. He is currently attending River Parish Community College and will be graduating later this year. This is his first official year coaching a soccer team.

Dauenhauer said “I definitely have more to learn, I hope to continue coaching and sharing my love of the sport.”