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BilJ
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DANGA ZONE
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re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
well shite....that sucks


BigDawg0420
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Hamsterdam
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re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
RIP Coach. Lived in Lafayette when I was younger and one of my fondest memories was attending his baseball camp at the Tigue. Great times


Spelt it rong
New Orleans Saints Fan
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I can't remember a time where he wasn't our coach. He's been the head man for 25 years. He stuck around when he could have left because he cared about being close to his family and he loved his community. A lot of coaches preach "family and community" but Coach Robe lived it. He was always someone you could be proud of because you know he was doing everything the right way. All of his players love him, all of the fans love him, and everybody in Acadiana should love him. He enriched our community and helped so many young boys become men. I'm so thankful for everything he did and extremely heartbroken for his family. The world lost one of the truly great ones. Rest in peace, Coach.

All of this. Loved going to his camps when I was younger. Baseball was the conduit in which he used to teach boys how to become good men. Very sad day.


Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2004
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Loved going to his camps when I was younger.


That camp is about to start soon. I keep hearing the advertisements for it. I can't imagine how tough it's going to be for those guys to work it this year. Especially so close to his actual death.


pmacneworleans
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Sad day. RIP, Coach. He was a class act.


rt3
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now in the piney woods of Pineville
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The Crowley native left to coach at UL after being McNeese State’s head coach from 1987-94. Robichaux played for the Cajuns from 1982-84.

During his successful tenure as UL’s baseball coach, Robichaux led the Cajuns to the one College World Series in 2000, to a No. 1 national ranking in 2014, 12 NCAA regionals, 18 winning seasons and four NCAA super regionals.

During that stretch, Robichaux coached 29 All-Americans, 90 All-Sun Belt performers and 55 All-Louisiana performers. He was the Sun Belt Coach of the Year four times and the All-Louisiana Coach of the Year six times. He was also the ABCA South Central Region Coach of the Year on four occasions.

Former UL player and longtime friend of Robichaux, Ken Meyers, called Robichaux "a prophet in his own town."

"He sees guys (other coaches) for five or 10 minutes and yet he makes a significant impact on them," Meyers said at a prayer vigil July 2. "They walk about thinking, ‘How does this guy live that kind of lifestyle?’ He’s very public with his beliefs, morals and values.”

UL director athletics Bryan Maggard described Robichaux as someone much bigger than baseball.

“I’ve always said that first and foremost he’s a developer of young men and then he coaches baseball second," Maggard said.

LSU coach Paul Mainieri had high praise for Robichaux.

"We visited before the (Wally Pontiff) game (in April) and I’ve always had such great respect for Tony," Mainieri said. "He’s a man of great faith. He cares about the right things. He’s a great molder of young men."


rt3
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Chad504boy
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he's the exact same age as when my dad passed. kind of hits home.


Kracka
North Carolina Fan
Grand Isle, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2004
36811 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Man i'm feeling it. This is such a huge loss.


CocoLoco
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Terrible. We lost a great one


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LSUGrad9295
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Member since May 2007
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Coach Robicheaux


May want to correct thread title to correct spelling "Robichaux"

Otherwise, a very sad day for our state. Rivalries aside, anyone who doesn't think Coach was great for baseball on this state is misguided. A true molder of young men. RIP


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Lsuhoohoo
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Sep 2007
62247 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Dammit man. It's hard to imagine UL baseball without Coach Robe. Hes one of the faces of the University, not just athletics. Just such a huge part of the community.


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Luke Johnson :

I am floored and incredibly saddened by the news of Tony Robichaux's passing. I am also grateful for the short time I had to get to know him out in Lafayette. Tony was a beautiful human being, truly one of the best of us. I don't know if I will ever again meet someone as devout as Tony Robichaux. Not just in his faith, but in his belief in his guys. That man was 100 percent committed to getting the most out of the people entrusted to him, both as a baseball player and as a man.Not only that, but he was a hell of a baseball coach! Tony knew which buttons to push and when. I'm smiling right now thinking of his patented double squeeze play. Pure genius. My heart goes out to the Robichaux family, and to the people of Acadiana. We lost a great man today. The only thing that makes me feel some sort of peace about this is knowing that Tony will live on in some way long after today thanks to his mentorship and servant leadership.


ProjectP2294
Penn Fan
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Member since May 2007
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To give an indication of the program he built at ULL, in 2000 they hosted Marist in a regional at the Tigue. Then Marist HC John Szefc was so impressed that he told Robichaux he wanted to work for him if a spot ever opened up.

After the 2002 season, the third of three consecutive trips to regionals that Marist made, Szefc left his HC position at Marist to be an assistant at ULL. Already a successful coach building his career, he felt that he could still learn and grow and chose to do so under coach Robichaux.

Since his time under Robichaux, Szefc has gone on to be the head coach at Maryland, where he took the Terrapins to 2 Super Regionals, and now Virginia Tech.

This is a small story about the impact Coach had on other coaches and on college baseball. But we all know that his impact is felt well beyond the field.


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hendersonshands
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O'Neal Lochridge:

To a man that was so much more than a baseball Coach. A man who gave me a second chance. A man who poured his heart in soul in mentoring and guiding the broken people God put in front of him. Coach Robe, thank you for changing my perspective on life. I will forever be in debt


tiger perry
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RIP coach. Sad news. Good man. Will be missed


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wahoocs
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Member since Nov 2004
12770 posts

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In May, he spoke at my son's baseball awards ceremony.

He never mentioned baseball.

He gave a testimonial. Born again Christian-like. He talked about the 7 things he felt were important to make a man, and said he was putting it in book form.

Very inspiring. Really emphasized how a man should never lay a hand on a woman. Girls softball was also present and when one of the girls went up to get an award, someone whistled. He didn't like that at all.

I left there and told some friends that if Coach Robicheaux died tomorrow, he has said his peace. Little did I know.


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ProfFrink
Springfield
Member since Nov 2018
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Prayers out to the Cajun family. Great coach and a a great person as well.

Pretty sure there is a spot in the Louisiana Sports HoF with his name on it





hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
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Gunner Leger:

A man that has affected so many in so many different ways. He made me the man I am today. His lessons will be passed on from generation to generation... he was an icon for the city and a legend to the game... his presence will be felt for eternity... I love you coach... rest easy


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