Avondale (Ariz.) La Joya Community head football coach Devin Dourisseau has stepped down after being asked to resign for “scoring too much.”
During last weekend’s 60-0 homecoming win over Copper Canyon, Dourisseau was reportedly approached by the school’s athletic director Joe Williams during the second half.
Williams reportedly told Dourisseau the school administration wanted him to stop scoring, according to the East Valley Tribune.
The Lobos were up 30 points at the time.
After their interaction, in which Dourisseau said he told Williams, ‘no’, an assistant coach was approached by principal Stacie Almarez, who allegedly warned the him ‘If you want ‘Double D’ (Dourisseau’s nickname) on the sidelines for Valley Vista (the team’s next opponent), you’d better stop scoring now.”
La Joya scored five more touchdowns in the second half, but Dourisseau said he mixed in his second and third-string players. Two of the scores were defensive touchdowns, one was on a return and another was on a long run by a reserve halfback.
Additionally, Copper Canyon head coach Sean Freeman indicated he didn’t think Dourisseau was trying to run up the score.
“We shook hands and that was that,” Freeman said. “When I got a phone call today (that Dourisseau was out as coach), I was surprised. To me, it was not that big a deal. We just got beat fair and square.”
La Joya is 3-2 on the season, including a 48-0 win over Phoenix Maryvale and a 63-7 victory against Phoenix Alhambra. But the Lobos have also been on the other side of two blowouts, losing 75-35 to Scottsdale Chaparral and 47-7 to Chandler Basha.
Reportedly, Dourisseau is hoping his resignation does not become permanent and that he can return to the sideline as his team pursues a playoff berth.