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 Athletic Director 

Shane Rutledge


 Shane Rutledge is a 1991 graduate of Long Beach High School. After high school he attended William Carey where he was fortunate to play baseball under head coach Bobby Halford. Coach Rutledge's first opportunity to work in education came at Harrison Central High School in the late 1990s. There he taught chemistry and coached baseball with the legendary Pat Olmi. He also coached football during his time at HCHS. In 2009 He would be reunited with his former high school coach Mark Ross when Rutledge began serving as an assistant coach at LBHS. He would become head baseball coach upon Ross's retirement just a few years later. In 2019 Rutledge would step away from Coaching to take on a new role in school administration.    Shane Rutledge is married to Cassie (Smith) Rutledge of Necaise Crossing. Cassie is the administrative assistant for LBSD student services. They have two children, Leslie and Ben.

Athletic Updates

Schedule Update:

LBHS Baseball vs St. Patrick Sat. Apr. 1 has been Canceled

LBMS Basketball

LBMS Boys Basketball Tryouts will be April 21 3:30-5:00 at middle school gym

Kevin Hunt, LBHS Boys Basketball Coach

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the Long Beach boys basketball team have a new head Bearcat in charge.

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach High School Bearcats basketball team has a new head coach. The Board of Trustees voted tonight to hire Kevin Hunt to fill the Bearcats Head Coaching position. 

Athletic Director Shane Rutledge is eager to work with Coach Hunt. “The Long Beach School District has concluded its coaching search, and it was quite an exciting process,” Rutledge said.

 “We had interest from many terrific basketball coaches. I am looking forward to working with our new head coach Mr. Kevin Hunt. Coach Hunt possesses a wealth of experience from leading programs in Louisiana as well as his home state of Arkansas. We know Coach will set high expectations for his players and accept no less than their best effort on and off the court. “When asked about his goals for the Bearcats, Hunt wants to build the program. He feels it is important to not just have a strong team, but to build a strong program. “My ultimate goal would be to win a state title. But more importantly, to build a consistent, strong, self-sustaining program which would run from elementary students through high school,” Hunt said. 

Superintendent Dr. Talia Lock is happy to have Hunt join the Bearcat family in Long Beach. “I’m looking forward to watching our Bearcat Boys Basketball program continue to flourish with Coach Hunt’s leadership after this year’s successful growth,” Lock said. 

Hunt is a graduate of Henderson State University. Throughout his more than 18-year coaching career, Hunt has earned numerous honors and taken his teams tostate playoffs and championships.
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