Evangel Football Head Coach

Pastor Denny Duron

Assistant Coaches

Danny Palmer

Ronnie Alexander

Joe Hulett

Kramer Hagan

Fabian Carter Sr.

Hayden Jennings

Marty Kent

Irvin Rutherford

Hal Fulghum

12X District Champs




Coach Denny Duron

Denny Duron is a pastor, coach, entrepreneur, inventor, educator, author, composer, producer, communicator, motivator, and student of God’s Word.   

Pastor Denny’s ministry actually began on the football field as a player at LA Tech University.  As a quarterback in the seasons of 1972 and 1973, Denny led the Bulldogs to two national championships and a 24-1 record.  He was twice named all-Southland Conference first-team quarterback and in 1973 was chosen as the Southland Conference Most Valuable Offensive Player. In 2017 he was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Football Hall of Fame.

In addition to his honorable mention All-American recognition his senior season, he was drafted in the second round by the Birmingham Americans of the new “World Football League.”  Denny played two years at Birmingham and then signed with the Washington Redskins in 1976.  It was there, in training camp, that he first heard the call of God to take his life in a different direction.  The Washington Star carried the headline the next day “Even Redskins no match for the call of God.”

Denny also began the Evangel Christian Academy football program at Shreveport, Louisiana that has achieved national prominence.  He served as head coach for 6 years and offensive coordinator for 14.  During that time “Coach Duron” coached numerous all Americans, while at the same time virtually re-writing the national offensive record books for yardage, touchdowns, and points scored.  Evangel Christian Academy was named by USA Today as one of the top 8 High School springboards to the NFL.

Coach, Pastor Denny now serves as Chancellor of  Evangel Christian Academy and head coach of the ECA Eagles along with his pastoral duties.  

Denny is the senior pastor of Shreveport Community Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He is married to DeAnza and they have seven children, 15 grandchildren, and another on the way!

Coach fabian carter sr.

Coach Carter, a Miami, Fl. native was a standout football player at Miami Norland Senior HS earning All-Dade County his senior year. Carter also lettered in water polo and soccer. He attended Grambling State University from 2008-2012 on a football scholarship (2nd team ALL SWAC specialist in 2011 and a SWAC championship). Carter began his high school coaching career in 2014 while playing amateur football in Florida for 7 years, a 3 time pro bowl linebacker and won a FFA (Florida Football Alliance) championship in 2017. He decided to pursue professional football in the 2018-2019 season and had some success with the Inaugural Spring League and an opportunity to work out for the Cleveland Browns. In 2019 Carter decided to change paths by moving his family to Shreveport, La. where he is now Dean of Students, assistant head football coach, and head track coach at Evangel Christian Academy. 

Notable Alumni

Micah Baskerville -NFL linebacker currently for the Chicago Bears, former college football player for the LSU Tigers.

Brock Berlin - former NFL quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions.

Jarrick Bernard-Converse - NFL cornerback for the New York Jets.

John David Booty - Former NFL quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans.

Josh Booty - Former MLB third baseman for the Florida Marlins, former NFL quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.

Keyunta Dawson - Former NFL defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans and New Orleans Saints.

       Jacob Hester - Former NFL fullback for the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.

Chase Pittman - Former NFL defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, played collegiately for the Texas Longhorns and LSU Tigers.

Jermauria Rasco - Former NFL linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers.

      Richard Smith - Former professional football wide receiver.

Trent Taylor - NFL wide receiver currently for the Cincinnati Bengals, previously played for the San Francisco 49ers.

Eric Thomas - Formerly in the CFL and the NFL, for the Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo.

Jerry Tillery - NFL defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers, former college football player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Jonathan Wade - Former NFL cornerback.

Ar'Darius Washington - NFL safety for the Baltimore Ravens, former college football player for the TCU Horned Frogs.