COMING HOME: Former Gladewater star athlete named Bears' offensive coordinator
Tyler, Texas (KETK) —
There's no place like home and that's exactly how former Gladewater High School star athlete Johnny Louvier feels.
Louvier has been named the Bears' offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.
In high school, Louvier not only shined on the football field, but was a top-tier basketball and baseball player in addition to his contributions on the track.
As an honorable mention All-State quarterback under former Gladewater coach David Hussman, Louvier was the District 14-3A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, two-time All-East Texas selection and team MVP as a junior and senior. He threw for 4,502 yards and 44 touchdowns as a prep player while rushing for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns, as well. However, Louvier's talents were not limited to athletics. He was an Academic All-State player, Wendy's High School Heisman award winner and won the district's Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore. He was also recognized for his efforts on the basketball court being named the district's MVP twice as a point guard.
Louvier holds the Gladewater school record for passing yards having accumulated 4,502. Also, he ranks No. 1 in most touchdown passes in a season with 18, most touchdown passes in a career with 44, most passing attempts in a season with 237 and most completions in a season with 127.
Louvier, who graduated from Gladewater in 2002, went on to play quarterback at Texas A&M-Commerce where he earned a B.S. in Kinesiology.
Since July 2007, Louvier has been an assistant coach for the Arp Tigers but tells KETK's Reagan Roy, it's good to be heading home.
"I've been a Gladewater Bear for as long as I can remember," said Louvier. I am very excited about the opportunity to join the coaching staff there."
Louvier's overwhelming football knowledge and expertise at the quarterback position will help elevate the Bears' offensive game in a district that is sure to be competitive.