The lone New Orleans native and Tulane alumnus on the Green Wave coaching staff, Garret Chachere will coach the Tulane linebackers again in 2006 as he begins his eighth season on the Wave coaching staff.
After enjoying the luxury of starting three seniors, led by Detroit Lions' draft pick Anthony Cannon at linebacker a year ago, Chachere this year will look to develop some of Tulane's talented young freshmen and sophomore linebackers into starters.
Cannon earned first team All-Conference USA honors as a senior and became the first Tulane player since Mike Staid (1991-94) to record four straight 100-tackle seasons. He finished his career as Conference USA's third-leading tackler all-time. Spincer also signed a professional contract after graduating from Tulane in December.
Chachere is very involved in the Green Wave's recruiting efforts in his hometown of New Orleans and in Houston and Florida. As part of his job responsibilities, he works with the Tulane Athletics Academic Services unit to monitor the academic progress of all Green Wave football student-athletes.
The 37-year-old returned to his alma mater in 1999 after one season as the tight ends coach at Northeast Louisiana University. Prior to that, he spent three seasons coaching the linebackers at Nicholls State University. During his tenure there, the Colonels advanced to the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA national playoffs.
Chachere began his coaching career as a student assistant at Tulane in 1991 while completing his bachelor's degree in communications.
He then moved to Pennsylvania for three years, coaching defensive backs at Cheyney State (1992) and Bloomsburg (1993) for one season each before spending a season at Bucknell in the same capacity.
Chachere came to Tulane from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. He played running back for the Green Wave for two seasons under head coaches Mack Brown and Greg Davis, and was a member of the 1987 Independence Bowl team.
Chachere is married to the former Lauren Duplessis of Hampton, Va., and the couple has two sons, Grant (7) and Noah (4). He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Black Coaches' Association.
Family: Wife, the former Lauren Duplessis; Sons, Grant (7) and Noah (4).
College: Tulane (1992)
High School: Brother Martin (La.) HS (1987)