Jay Domengeaux is hanging up the whistle for Lafayette High School after five seasons of trials and tribulations.

Dealing with injuries and a brutal District in 3-5A, the Mighty Lions went 17-33 under Domengeaux. He decided to step down this week, and he told The Advertiser's Trey Labat that this was a decision that didn't involve bad blood in any way.

"This was a decision based soley based on itself," Domengeaux told Labat. "There's not real forward thinking at the moment. Just going to take some time to unplug."

With all the talent in the city of Lafayette, the next head coach of LHS will have a pool to work with, but the realities of life in District 3-5A are pretty rough. Domengeaux did a solid job on a human level with the players, and the next man up would be smart to continue the work off the field he put in place.

No successor has been named, and the shortlist of candidates isn't out yet. Surely, there's a coach out there licking his chops at the prospects of a head coaching gig in 5A...but for now, it's farewell for a good man.