Coaches’ Bios

2015-2016 School Year

Mark Songy

Head Coach

Mark Songy begins the second season of his second stint as head mentor of the Blue Jay football team. In his initial season back at Carrollton and Banks, Songy guided the Blue Jays to the 2014 Division 1 state championship, Jesuit’s first gridiron state title since 1960. In his previous campaigns before returning in 2014, Songy led his teams to the state playoffs four times with both the 1994 and 1996 editions finishing as a state semi-finalist. A 21-year coaching veteran with 11 years of head coaching experience, Songy spent the initial years of his coaching career as the head coach of the junior high program at Brother Martin from 1982-1985. He then moved on to Archbishop Shaw where he handled the offensive line coaching duties in 1988 and 1989, before joining Danny Abramowicz’s Blue Jay staff in the same capacity for the 1990 and 1991 seasons. After his tenure as head coach at Jesuit, Songy then accepted the head coaching position at Brother Martin succeeding legendary Crusader coach Bob Conlin. He served in that role from 1997-2001. Songy then returned to Jesuit as an assistant under Vic Eumont for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In 2004, Songy’s career took him down a different road—as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical manufacturer. During that tenure, he also served as an analyst and commentator for Jesuit football games that were broadcast on television and radio.

A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Songy teaches Health & Physical Education at Jesuit. He and his wife Jolene reside in Metairie with their three daughters, Rachel 20, Caroline 17, and Lauren 14.

Troy Baglio

Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line

Now beginning his 17th year at Jesuit, Baglio, who also mentors the defensive line, again will double his duties serving as defensive coordinator. A graduate of Southeastern Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, Fitness, and Sports Medicine, Baglio played four years on the defensive line as a nose guard and tackle and was twice named to the All-American squad. Baglio chairs the Health & Physical Education Department and serves as assistant track and field coach. He and his wife, Gina, reside in Harahan with their three children, Dalton 14, Madison 11, and Grant 5.

Darryl Roule

Assistant Head Coach and Linebackers

After serving as running backs coach in 2012, Roule begins his fourth year at Jesuit as linebacker coach while also serving as assistant head coach. Roule began his coaching career as a junior high coach for Archbishop Rummel in 1995. He coached at Riverside Academy for one year and then moved to Holy Cross where he was the linebackers coach from 1998-2001. After one season at Archbishop Shaw, Roule returned to Rummel in 2003. At Rummel, he was the linebackers coach until 2011 as well as a mathematics teacher and the school’s Alumni Director. Roule, who has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in International Trade and Finance, teaches Pre-Algebra. He and his wife Lisa, reside in Metairie with their two daughters, Haley 17, and Gracie 11.

Terry Ursin, Jr.

Safeties

Ursin, a graduate of the class of 1993 and former Jesuit football letterman, begins his first season on the Blue Jay staff as the safeties coach. The 18-year coaching veteran began his coaching career at Rhodes (TN) College as defensive line coach in 1997. From 1998-2001, Ursin coached linebackers and wide receivers at Mumford (TN) High School before moving to Kirby (TN) High School in 2002 to serve as defensive coordinator. Ursin then moved back to the collegiate ranks and Rhodes from 2003-2010 handling different duties that included coaching wide receivers, linebackers, and defensive line. In 2011, Ursin was named defensive coordinator at Holmes (MS) Community College before accepting and handling the defensive coordinator duties at LaGrange (GA) College in 2012 and 2013.

The Rhodes College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History played four years with the Lynx from 1993 to 1996. Playing on the offensive and defensive lines, Ursin was a four-year collegiate letterman, three-year starter, while also serving as team captain during his senior season. Ursin will teach U.S History and Health & Physical Education at Jesuit while also serving as an assistant coach in track & field. He and his wife, Akia, reside in Metairie.

Graham Jarrott

Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line

Jarrott begins his seventh season at Jesuit again as the offensive line coach but also adds the responsibility of offensive coordinator to his coaching duties. Jarrott previously served as offensive coordinator at De La Salle for the 2007 and 2008 campaigns. Prior to his two-year stint at De La Salle, Jarrott coached the offensive line at Brother Martin from 2003-2006. A graduate of Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies, Jarrott played four years on the offensive line from 1999 to 2003. Jarrott also serves as Athletic Department Assistant and teaches Western Civilization and Health & Physical Education. He and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Metairie. 

Gino Giambelluca

Wide Receivers and Passing Game Coordinator

Giambelluca begins his eighth year as a member of the Blue Jay coaching staff again as wide receiver coach after holding similar duties at Archbishop Shaw in 2006 and 2007. 2015 will also see Giambelluca take on the added responsibility of passing game coordinator. After graduating from Holy Cross in 2001, Giambelluca received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2006. At LSU, Giambelluca was a wide receiver and special teams player on the 2003 BCS National Championship Team. Giambelluca teaches Physical Science and Health & Physical Education while also serving as junior varsity baseball coach. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Pearl River with their son Cole (6 months). 

Tim Falter

Running Backs

Falter, a graduate of the class of 2002, begins his second year as a member of the Blue Jay coaching staff as running backs coach after handling the offensive line coaching duties at St. Charles Catholic from 2012-2013 and Isidore Newman from 2009-2011. A 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies, Falter played three years on the offensive line and was a starter on the 2005 Sun Belt Conference championship team. Falter teaches Economics, World Geography, and Health & Physical Education at Jesuit and serves as an assistant coach in wrestling. He and his wife, Leilan, reside in New Orleans.

Benny Baptiste

Defensive Ends

Baptiste begins his eighth season on the Blue Jay coaching staff again as the defensive ends coach. He has served on the varsity staff as well as performing coaching duties at the junior high level in 2008 and 2009. Baptiste, who also serves at the supervisor of football equipment, is a 1981 graduate of Jesuit and was a three-year letterman in the football program. Baptiste has two children, Megan 19 and Morgan 15.

Daniel DeVun

Cornerbacks

DeVun begins his fifth season on the Blue Jay coaching staff as the cornerback coach. DeVun is a Jesuit graduate of the class of 2008 and was a three-year letterman in the football program. DeVun is currently working on his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans.

Anthony Scelfo

Quarterbacks

Scelfo begins his second season on the Blue Jay coaching staff as the quarterbacks coach after serving as the assistant quarterback coach in 2014. A 2005 graduate of Jesuit, Scelfo was a four-year letterman in football and a three-year letterman in baseball. Upon graduation, Scelfo was awarded a football scholarship to Tulane where he again garnered dual sport letterman honors.

In his junior gridiron season of 2007, Scelfo was the starting quarterback for the Green Wave. Following the 2008 diamond season, he was the 8th round selection of the Tampa Bay Rays in the MLB draft. Scelfo played five seasons of professional baseball from 2008 through 2012. A graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies, Scelfo is employed as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley.

Kurt Werling

Kickers

Werling begins his ninth year on the Blue Jay staff. Prior to joining the staff, he privately tutored kickers, punters, and holders on both the high school and collegiate levels for 12 years. A 1991 graduate of Jesuit, Werling went on to play collegiately at Tulane in 1991 and 1992 before transferring to and receiving his degree in construction management from Northeast Louisiana University in 1995. Kurt and his wife, Renée, reside in New Orleans with their three children, Kurt Joshua 13, Luke Jude 9, and Mary-Katherine 8.