Legendary Baseball Coach speaks at Brookhaven Academy
University of Louisiana Lafayette head baseball coach Tony Robichaux, who is in his 20th season at the helm of the Ragin’ Cajun baseball program and is nearing the 1,000 total career victories mark, spoke recently at the Brookhaven Academy Baseball team’s annual Meet the Cougars night.
During his tenure with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Robichaux has guided UL Lafayette to nine NCAA Regional appearances, two NCAA Super Regional appearances, the 2000 College World Series and a school record 57 wins in 2014.
Robichaux, an ultra-competitive straight shooter who made the three and a half hour drive after his own team’s practice at ULL to speak at BA, challenged the Cougar baseball squad not as much on how they perform as ball players on the field but how they conduct themselves as young men in today’s society. Robichaux’s message focused on the need for leaders in today’s world with a strong Christian principled foundation and a willingness to serve others.
Robichaux shared with the Cougars the Ragin’ Cajuns team moto, “AAIT”, and his conviction that this is the cornerstone of the success of not only his legendary program but also in life; A-Attitude, A-Approach, I-Intensity and T-Toughness.
Following the one hour-plus message to the players and their parents, BA head baseball coach Casey Edwards commented, “Every young person, not just athletes, should get the opportunity to hear Coach Robichaux speak.” Edwards continued, “This is his second time to speak to our team and I have no doubt he’s had an impact on the kids and adults who have had the privilege to hear him.”
The Cougars begin their 2015 regular season campaign at home on Monday February 16 vs. Parklane.