Wes Theriot is no stranger to baseball. Wes is a Baton Rouge native and current head baseball coach at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge.
“I am overly excited about this opportunity to coach the Rougarou. We have an outstanding staff and will bring an entertaining brand of baseball to Baton Rouge and the Texas Collegiate League,” said Wes Theriot, the new Baton Rouge head coach for the 2022 season.
Wes played youth baseball in the Baton Rouge area and attended Broadmoor High School. His playing career had several stops including Panola Junior College in Carthage, Texas, then back to Louisiana with stops at Louisiana-Lafayette and Southeastern in Hammond.
Wes began coaching with numerous summer teams and spent time with Team USA.
His passion and success launched him into the high school ranks including serving as head coach at Central Private in Central, Louisiana in 2018-2019. In 2020 he was named head coach at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge where his teams are always well coached.
“We have had a few Rougarou staff meetings and are busy putting together our 30-man roster. We hope to have it together in mid-May and begin working on our strength and conditioning program which is headed up by assistant coach Sean Teague.” Theriot continued, “Our goal is to play to win, while providing an opportunity for these collegiate players to get better.”
“We have 48 games in 60 days, and pitching will be especially important. Our staff will manage this, get the best pitchers on the mound, and let them compete.”
The ballpark, Pete Goldsby Field in Baton Rouge, is in excellent shape with a covered grandstand and a full-service concession stand including adult beverages. There will be constant entertainment and fan interaction. From fireworks after Friday home games to many fun games, it will be a fun ballpark to watch entertaining baseball.
Wes Theriot Bio:
Head Coach, The Dunham School – Baton Rouge 2020 – Current
Head Coach, Central Private – Baton Rouge 2018-2019
Team USA and various summer leagues
Broadmoor High School, Baton Rouge
Panola Junior College, Carthage, TX
ULL – Lafayette
SLU – Hammond
Wes has two daughters, Kate 16, and Reese 14.