Lake Charles television state KPLC reports that former Bastrop High assistant DeCarlos Holmes has agreed to accept the head coaching vacancy at Washington-Marion.

Former Bastrop High assistant coach DeCarlos Holmes is expected to be introduced as the new head football coach at Washington-Marion. Citing multiple sources, KPLC 7 Sports Director Brady Renard reported that Holmes has been chosen to succeed Freddie Harrison at the Lake Charles school.

Holmes was defensive line coach at Bastrop from 2005-08, a span which included three consecutive state titles and a state semifinal finish. He returned to BHS as defensive coordinator for the 2015 season, helping the Rams advance to the quarterfinals in Brad Bradshaw's final season as head coach.

For the past two seasons, Holmes was head coach at New Orleans Sophie B. Wright. He has also held head coaching positions at Shreveport Woodlawn (2009-11) and Arcadia.

Holmes' career also includes stops at Neville, Port Sulphur, St. Augustine and East Mississippi Community College.

Holmes is a graduate of Grambling State University where he was a three-year starter for the legendary Eddie Robinson.

Harrison resigned after eight seasons at Washington-Marion to pursue an administrative position. Rebounding from a 1-4 start, the Charging Indians finished 5-6 in 2017.