UL Ragin’ Cajuns Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux dies at 57

Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Tony Robichaux, left, and Jackson State head coach Omar Johnson, right, exchange lineup sheets at home plate with the umpires before an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game, Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

LAFAYETTE, La. (WAFB) - Tony Robichaux, the head baseball coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has died at the age of 57, according to The Advocate.

Robichaux suffered a heart attack on June 23 and underwent open-heart surgery the next day. He was listed in critical condition after another procedure a few days later. He died on Wednesday, July 3.

Robichaux had coached the UL Ragin’ Cajuns’ baseball team for over 20 years and was the winningest coach in program history.

He became coach of the Cajuns in 1995 and had 1,177 NCAA career victories.

Robichaux was an alumnus of McNeese State.

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