(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Eric McDowell has been named the head football coach at Lafayette High School.
McDowell replaces Bart Hardy, who was recently named assistant principal at Lafayette.
McDowell was the assistant football coach and defensive coordinator for Lafayette.
Prior to becoming head coach at Lafayette, McDowell was an assistant football coach at Mid-Buchanan High School and Benton High School.
He inherits a Fighting Irish team that was 9-3 last season.