St. Aug football coach out in wake of controversial video

Chris Miller
October 08, 2019 - 10:48 am

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St. Augustine High School says Nathanial Jones is no longer head football coach. WWL-TV reports the change comes a day after the school issued a statement about video of a pre-game chant that was posted to social media.

In the video, a coach leads the team in a chant that uses profanity and a racial slur. It includes the lines "This the Aug,  n****!" and "Knock that n**** s*** loose!"

"Following a review of our football program, we have decided to go in a new direction," said Dr. Kenneth St. Charles, President and CEO of St. Augustine High School. "We thank Coach Jones for his contributions and service to St. Augustine and our football team. We are confident that Coach Dorsey and the remaining coaches on staff are committed to serving the scholar-athletes in our football program through this period of transition." 

It's not clear if St. Augustine fired Jones or if he resigned.

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