Charles Baglio, one of the most successful high school football coaches in Louisiana over the last 20 years of his coaching career, enters his 13th season with the LSU athletics department as the director of external relations for the Tiger football team.
Baglio came to LSU in 2002 after coaching at Independence High School for 34 years, 22 of which as head coach. While at Independence, Baglio posted a head coaching record of 205-69. He won nine district titles and led his team to the state championship game twice.
Baglio also had numerous players go on to play collegiate football, including former Tiger running back LaBrandon Toefield, who spent several seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers.
Baglio, who goes by the nickname of “Coach Bags”, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1967 with a degree in health and physical education and followed that with a master’s degree from SLU in 1973 in supervision and administration.
Baglio, an avid golfer who regularly shoots in the 70s, is a native of Independence, La.