Jeremy Turcotte named head football coach at Bay High

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Of the seven high school football programs on the Gulf Coast starting next season with a new head coach, Bay High is the most recent one to fill its vacancy in the form of Jeremy Turcotte.

A 1996 graduate of Bay High, Turcotte has served as an assistant at five different Coast schools, but says there’s something extra special about getting his first crack as a head coach at his alma mater. “I’ve worn a lot of different color combinations, and there’s just something special about blue and gold. There’s no denying it. This is a place apart. That’s what it says on the water tower. And it’s humbling and overwhelming and emotional at times and I’ve received nothing but positivity and I love this place and I’m glad to have this opportunity and I’m going to work tirelessly to live up to the expectations that not only everybody outside has but that I have for myself and for this place that I want to see reach new heights.”

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This is actually Turcotte’s second stint as a coach at Bay High, having started back as an assistant last year.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at jhaeger@wxxv25.com.