Baglio joins LSU staff

Charles Baglio, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Louisiana over the last 20 years, has joined the LSU athletic department and will serve as Coordinator of High School Football Relations.

Baglio comes to LSU after coaching at Independence High School for 34 years,  22 of which were as head coach. While at Independence, Baglio posted a head coaching record of 205-69. He won nine district titles and led his team to the state championship game twice.


Baglio also had numerous players go on to play collegiate football, including current LSU running back LaBrandon Toefield. He retired from Independence High School following the 2000 season but decided to get back into the football profession after a brief stint in the private sector.


"I'll kind of be a liason between the high school coaches," said Baglio. "I'll help with evaluation of (recruiting) film that the coaches don't have time to do, and I'll assist (football administrative assistant) Sam Nader will all of the clinics and camps."


"(Nick Saban) is a very persuasive man," said Baglio. "I really miss the camaraderie between the coaches and player, and I'm really fired up about getting started."


"We're excited about having Coach Bags join our staff," Saban said. "He had an outstanding prep coaching career and he's one of the most respected high school coaches around.  We certainly feel like he'll do a great job in this position."


Baglio graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1967 with a degree in health and physical education and then followed that up with a Master's degree from SLU in 1973 in supervision and administration.

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