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Add another feather to the cap of longtime Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball coach Tony Robichaux.

He will be posthumously inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January. Robichaux died on July 3, 2019, after a quarter century as head coach.

The ABCA is the world’s largest amateur baseball organization. More than 13,000 coaches are members.

Few, however, are likely to attain as much success as Robichaux.

He led Ragin’ Cajuns teams to 914 wins during 25 years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His 1,177 total wins as a college baseball coach place him among the Top 50 winningest coaches in history.

Robichaux coached 58 former players who were selected in the Major League Baseball draft, and 29 All-Americans.

In 2000, he led the team to its only appearance in the College World Series. His teams were nationally ranked many times, including No. 1 in 2014. The Ragin’ Cajuns finished 58-10 that season, a school record.

Robichaux is among eight coaches who will enter the ABCA Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony planned for Jan. 8 in Washington, D.C.

The others are: Bill Anderson, Occidental College; Roger Cador, Southern University; Sammy Dunn, Vestavia Hills High School; Wayne Graham, Rice University; George Horton, California State University, Fullerton and the University of Oregon; and Don Sneddon, Santa Ana College.

Learn more about the American Baseball Coaches Association

Photo caption: Longtime Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball coach Tony Robichaux (center) will be posthumously inducted into American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January. Photo credit: Brad Kemp / Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics

 

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