Posted by
Message
Hamma1122
Member since Sep 2016
6584 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
RIP great man!!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Cowboyfan89
McNeese State Fan
Member since Sep 2015
7106 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Sad to hear. Lafayette has lost a good man.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
Soup Sammich
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2015
2244 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
I met Coach Robichaux at his baseball camp in 1997. It was a small camp at the time. Great camp though, especially for the few of us that were high schoolers. He, Coach Wade Simoneaux and Coach Chris Soileau, was all great.
As what seems to be a theme about Coach Robichaux, we learned a lot about baseball but learned more about growing up. Or I did at least. I seriously went in to that camp thinking that I was gonna be discovered by college coaches and thus kickstarting my recruitment. I got the chance to speak with him and he told me point blank that I won’t be recruited without even seeing me play and told me why. It was the most impactful talk I had ever had at the time with someone I didn’t know. That one on one meeting made me a better player than I ever realized and that talk had nothing to do with baseball.
He had a son there also that was a good bit younger than me but was a good kid. I feel awful for his family but I hope they know that he had a positive impact on many people's lives.


Manlaw35
Louisiana Tech Fan
Ruston
Member since Jan 2013
712 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Condolences to Coach Robichaux's family and the entire Ragin Cajun community. Like people have said before, this is a total shock. Irreplaceable coach and man who had a lasting impact on so many people.

I know ULL will honor his legacy appropriately. The stadium should be named after him. Besides Skip Bertman, I can't think of another person that has done more for the game of baseball for the state of Louisiana then Coach Robe. A yearly tournament in his honor would also be deserving.

It's amazing to think how much of an impact he had on so many people in his 57 years.


SM6
Navy Fan
South of ATL
Member since Jul 2008
7839 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
frick that’s terrible. Baseball was by far ULLs best sport and he was THE reason for that success. RIP, you’re in a better place now.


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
150450 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
LINK /


Jonathan Lucroy:

“He would say all the time he wasn’t in the business of making professional baseball players. He was in the business of making professional men, professional husbands, professional fathers,” Lucroy said.

“That was what he was in the business of. That was his goal. He wasn’t in it for the money. He wasn’t in it for glory. He wasn’t in it for anything other than making the boys that he brought into the school there into men. He achieved his goal. He did a great job. My best friends that I have were my teammates there. It’s a sad day for the sport, for Louisiana sports and for college baseball.”

“I’m looking forward to being there and celebrating his life because he’s definitely a life worth celebrating. He was a good man,” Lucroy said. “She (my wife) knew him as well. He came to our wedding. It’ll be a good time to see everybody and celebrate his life. Mourn him, he’s going to be missed.”



putt23
LSU Fan
Pingree Grove, IL
Member since Oct 2010
3609 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away


Love that guy and his family. He was a mountain of a man when I was a little kid at his baseball camps


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
31
Tiger Nation 84
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2011
33542 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
RIP. Prayers to the fam


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Junky
Louisiana Tech Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2005
5108 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Damn, as much shite as I drop on ULL I wouldn’t want this dropped on anyone. What a fine coach and program leader. I know us Techsters are jealous of what he built down there. I’ve been keeping tabs on his condition as of late but it still hit me a bit that he has left us at 57. I know the school will support the family in any way they can. It’s hard not to after 33 years of coaching.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
54
Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
70284 posts
 Online 

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
quote:

he told me point blank that I won’t be recruited without even seeing me play and told me why


Care to expand on this? I'm not ragging on you. I'm curious what he based it on without seeing you play.


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
Smalls
LSU Fan
Southern California
Member since Jul 2009
9440 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Any word on services?


VernonPLSUfan
LSU Fan
Leesville, La.
Member since Sep 2007
11203 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
He played ball at McNeese with a buddy of mine I saw yesterday. Had nothing but good things to say about him. He came here and spoke to the kids here playing ball, my grandson one of them. I asked my grandson what he talked about baseball wise. My grandson and his daddy said he didn't utter a word about baseball but spoke about god, being and good person and being a good man. RIP coach.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
Soup Sammich
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2015
2244 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
quote:

Care to expand on this? I'm not ragging on you. I'm curious what he based it on without seeing you play.


It might seem silly but it was because I had a pierced ear. He may have recruited kids that had an ear pierced but he used that about me to get his point to me. It was about decision making.
I was impressed that he had even noticed it before bringing it up. I didn’t wear an earring at all while there and nobody ever really noticed, even at home.

I’m not saying I wasn’t recruited because of a pierced ear. It was just something that he used to teach me a valuable lesson about baseball and life. Small, dumb and seemingly minor decisions a kid makes can bigger implications than one may think and he talked to me in a way that made a young kid understand.

It’s way more to the talk than that but it really was a talk that improved my life even to this day.


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
150450 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Coach Robe's wake will be from 3-9 PM at the Cajundome Convention Center on Sunday.

The Service will be Monday afternoon at Fatima.


MikeHoncho47
LSU Fan
Livingston Parish
Member since Aug 2016
489 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
Anyone gets a chance to listen to him talk about select ball. He nails it. RIP


choupiquesushi
LSU Fan
yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
21171 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
quote:

Anyone gets a chance to listen to him talk about select ball. He nails it. RIP
it's not really nailing select/travel ball parents - it's nailing problem parents from any realm.


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
150450 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
One of my favorite Robe stories is a travel ball coach calling to recruit his youngest son Austin. Austin goes and tells Tony that this guy is promising him that he'll get a ring. Tony grabs the phone and tells the guy that there's a Walmart in Crowley and if his son wants a ring bad enough he'll take him there and then tells the guy not to call again and hangs up.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
uway
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2004
30509 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
quote:

Anyone gets a chance to listen to him talk about select ball. He nails it. RIP



Where can I find recordings of his talks?


TheMailman
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2017
1550 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
YouTube


hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
150450 posts

re: Coach Robichaux has passed away
I just left Coach Robe's wake. They had a screen in the lobby playing audio clips of him. The line to pay respects took over an hour to get through. Its absolutely packed.


first pageprev pagePage 6 of 8next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram