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Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Head Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux's Laid to Rest

Jul 08, 2019 04:35PM ● By News Desk

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Head Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux's was laid to rest Monday following a sermon by Father Bryce Sibley at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Lafayette. 

After Coach Robichaux's sudden passing last week from a heart attack, Dr. Joseph Savoie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette president released the following statement. 

It is difficult to imagine this University, or this community, without coach Tony Robichaux. 

For players and fans alike, he was Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball, a transformative, iconic figure who strengthened and nurtured the program for a quarter century.

Coach Robichaux recorded more than 900 victories during his tenure here, but his life and influence cannot, and should not, be measured in wins and losses alone. 

Rather, his legacy rests in the lessons he taught student-athletes about their lives beyond the diamond. He urged them to be magnanimous in victory, reflective in defeat, and to exemplify integrity and determination in all they did. 

Because he lived these principles, he was more than a coach. He was a lodestar, a light that guides travelers toward a destination. That’s how Tony Robichaux will be remembered by everyone who admired him and by the University he represented so well. 

Gail and I join the University community in extending our condolences and prayers to Colleen, Ashley, Justin, Austin and the entire Robichaux family. 

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