The Fontainebleau Bulldogs have announced the hiring of former defensive coordinator Chris Blocker to become their new head coach replacing Mike Materne. Coach Materne stepped down after leading the Bulldogs for the past six seasons. Fontainebleau finished 5-6 last season under Materne going 3-4 in District 6-5A. The Bulldogs advanced to the playoffs falling in the opening round to C. E. Byrd 35-6. Byrd was a quarter finalist last season. The Fontainebleau administration thanked coach Materne saying, “We appreciate the time and effort that Mike Materne has given to Fontainebleau High School as a football coach for the past 18 years.” Materne served as the Fontainebleau Bulldogs head coach for the past six seasons. The Fontainebleau administration said, “We are excited about a fresh new start and the enthusiastic attitude that Chris Blocker brings to our school community.” Blocker has served on the Fontainebleau football staff for the past six seasons under Materne working as the defensive coordinator since 2009. Blocker also serves as a physical education teacher and is the girls’ head track coach. Before making his way to Fontainebleau Blocker was an assistant football coach at Covington High (1997-2008), and at Hammond High (1994-1997). While with the Covington Fighting Lions, Blocker served as the defensive coordinator, head power lifting coach and the head track coach. Blocker graduated from Riverdale High School (1987), and Southeastern Louisiana University (1994) with a B.A. In kinesiology and health studies. Blocker played football at Nicholls State (1987-88)and at SLU (1989-90). Blocker said he wants to promote and develop a competitive team that will coincide with, and enhance , the great academic qualities that exist at FHS. Blocker’s goal is to help unify the entire school community with the football program at the forefront. Congratulations and best of luck to Chris Blocker the new head football coach at Fontainebleau High and also continued success to coach Mike Materne for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Bulldogs over the past 18 years.