2022-2023 School Year
Ryan Manale – Head Football Coach
A 22- year Catholic school coaching veteran, Manale begins his initial season as Blue Jay head coach. In addition to his head mentor responsibilities, Manale will also serve as offensive coordinator and offensive line assistant. Manale arrived at Carrollton and Banks after serving as head coach at De La Salle from 2012-2020. Posting a 79-23 ledger during his 9-year stint on St. Charles Avenue, Manale garnered the most wins in Cavalier history while also becoming the program’s longest tenured head coach. Manale also led the Cavaliers to Division II state championship game appearances in 2017, 2019, and 2020. A 1998 graduate of Archbishop Rummel, Manale began his coaching career at his alma mater. From 1999-2011 Manale primarily handled offensive line coach duties on the Raider staff. A graduate of Southern University at New Orleans with a B.S. degree in General Studies, Manale teaches Health and Physical Education while also serving as Assistant Athletic Director. He and his wife, Tami, reside in Metairie with their three children Corey 29, Amber 27, and Brody 5.
Chris Jones – Running Backs
Jones begins his initial year on the Blue Jay staff as running backs and strength coach. Jones previously served as running backs coach at De La Salle from 2012-2020. A 2006 graduate of St. Charles Catholic, Jones played collegiately at Southeastern Louisiana University before graduating with a B.S. degree in General Studies from Southern University at New Orleans. Jones teaches Health and Physical Education. He and his wife, Jessica, reside in Metairie with their daughter Leila 3.
Scott Bairnsfather – Quarterbacks
With 20 years of Catholic League head coaching experience, Bairnsfather begins his fourth season at Jesuit as quarterbacks coach. In 2020 Bairnsfather capably handled the role of interim head coach, guiding the Blue Jays to a 5-5 overall mark and a state quarterfinal playoff appearance. In both 2018 and 2019 Bairnsfather performed offensive coordinator duties. He arrived at Carrollton and Banks after serving as head coach at Archbishop Shaw from 2002-2016. Bairnsfather’s 15-year stint on the Marrero campus was highlighted from 2006-2008 with consecutive undefeated 4A state title game appearances and undefeated regular season campaigns. His initial Catholic League head coaching position was at Holy Cross from 1998-2001, leading the Tigers to the playoffs in his final three seasons there. Bairnsfather’s 117-107 career head coaching mark places him as one of 10 Catholic League gridiron coaches to have captured 100 or more games. A 1985 graduate of Archbishop Shaw, Bairnsfather began his coaching career at his alma mater as head junior high coach from 1987-1990 before moving to the varsity level from 1991-1997 to handle both defensive coordinator and secondary coach responsibilities. A graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, he teaches Health and Physical Education and serves as Athletic Department Assistant. He and his wife Amy reside in Gretna with their daughter, Sydney 13.
Troy Baglio – Co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line
Now beginning his 23nd year at Jesuit, Baglio, who also mentors the defensive line, again will double his duties serving as co-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 20, Madison 17, and Grant 11.
Darryl Roule – Assistant Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, and Linebackers
Roule begins his 10th year at Jesuit as co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach while also serving as assistant head coach. Roule is a 26-year coaching veteran with stops at Riverside, Holy Cross, Shaw and Rummel. While at Rummel, Roule served as the school’s Alumni Relations Director and taught Math. Roule has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in International Trade and Finance and teaches Pre-Algebra and Health and Physical Education. He and his wife Lisa reside in Metairie with their two daughters, Haley 23 and Gracie 17.
Daniel DeVun – Secondary
DeVun, a graduate of the class of 2008 and former 3-year Jesuit football lettermen, begins his second stint on the Blue Jay football staff as secondary coach and special teams assistant. DeVun began his coaching career at Jesuit serving as cornerbacks coach from 2010-2015. From 2017-2020 DeVun was linebackers coach at De La Salle. A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, DeVun teaches World Geography and Health and Physical Education, while also serving as assistant track and field coach. He and his wife, Kate, reside in Metairie.
Gino Giambelluca – Receivers and Special Teams Coordinator
Giambelluca begins his 14th year as a member of the Blue Jay coaching staff doubling as both receivers coach and special teams coordinator. After serving as the Blue Jays’ receivers coach, a position he held from 2008-2015, Giambelluca handled the dual duties of quarterback coach and passing game coordinator in 2016. From 2017-2020 Giambelluca again served as receivers coach. Giambelluca began his coaching career at Archbishop Shaw as receivers coach in 2006 and 2007 before arriving at Carrollton and Banks. 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 assistant varsity baseball coach. He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Pearl River with their six-year-old son Cole.
Nick Nolfe – Tight Ends and Fullbacks
Now in his 13th year at Carrollton and Banks, Nolfe will coach both tight ends and fullbacks. Nolfe previously served as running backs coach from 2009-2012 and again from 2017-2020. In 2016, Nolfe served as receivers coach on the varsity staff after assisting at the junior high level from 2013-2015. Early stops in Nolfe’s coaching career saw him coach receivers at Holy Cross from 1990-1993 and Catholic High of Baton Rouge in 1997 and 1998. Nolfe returned to Holy Cross as both passing game coordinator and receivers coach from 1999-2001 before moving to Archbishop Shaw to perform similar duties on the Eagle staff in 2002 and 2003. Prior to his arrival at Jesuit, the 28-year coaching veteran served as running backs coach at St. Paul’s from 2003-2008. A graduate of Centenary College with a degree in Geology and a Master’s degree in Agronomy from Louisiana State University, Nolfe also serves as a varsity assistant baseball coach and teaches both Chemistry and Earth Science. He and his wife Deborah reside in Mandeville with their three children, Chloe 22, Isabella 19, and Joseph 18.
Kurt Werling – Punters and Kickers
Werling begins his 14th 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 three children, Kurt Joshua 19, Luke Jude 15, and Mary-Katherine 14 reside in New Orleans.
Paul Hatty, Jr. – Offensive Line
Hatty begins his fourth year on the Blue Jay coaching staff as offensive line coach. Hatty began his coaching career at Archbishop Shaw in 2010. During his tenure with the Eagles, Hatty served as assistant offensive line coach from 2010-2015 before handling defensive line coach duties in 2016-2017. In addition, Hatty also served as special teams coordinator from 2012-2017. Hatty is a 2010 graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Political Science. While attending LSU, Hatty was both a member and captain of the Tiger Wrestling Club qualifying in the Heavyweight class for the 2008 NCWA National Wrestling Championship. A former head wrestling coach at Shaw, Hatty serves as a varsity assistant wrestling coach at Jesuit while teaching World Geography. He and his wife, Courtney, reside in Gretna with their sons Paul III 5 and Rex 1.
Austin Duncan – Defensive Assistant
Duncan, a graduate of the class of 2012, begins his third season on the varsity staff as a defensive assistant. From 2016-2018 Duncan performed assistant coaching duties at the junior high level. At Jesuit, Duncan was a member of the Blue Jay football team from 2009-2011 earning three varsity letters at running back. Duncan played collegiately at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN from 2012-2015 where he was a four-year lettermen and two-time all-conference running back. Duncan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics in 2016.