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Interview with CJ Byrd; Woodlawn Knights NEW Head Football Coach

Former SU QB lines up at HC

  • Joel Rodgers

The Woodlawn Knights are under new leadership with head football coach C.J. Byrd.

Byrd accepted the head coaching position in April and says “it’s something I look forward to getting out of bed each and every day for.”

He graduated from Marshall High School in 2005. From there, he continued his playing days at Southern University in Baton Rouge as the team’s quarterback.

Byrd will lead his Knights against the Gators of Captain Shreve on September 14 at the Battle on the Border.

In this interview, CJ Byrd talks The Battle on the Border, summer workouts, standout players, offense, defense, coaches, and #protectthecastle

The Knights will compete in a very exciting 1-4A district.




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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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