St. Martin

May 2, 2014 6:08 AM by Ian Auzenne

Acadiana says goodbye to sportscaster "Big Dave" Thibodeaux

A longtime coach and Acadiana sports radio personality will be laid to rest today.

David Clyde Thibodeaux, known to his listeners as "Big Dave," died last Friday at the age of 63.

Thibodeaux, along with his broadcast partner Mike "Bandit" Bernard, was the host of Big Time Sports Talk on ESPN 1420 and the voice of the St. Martin Parish Football and Basketball Games of the Week.

Thibodeaux was also involved in youth sports as a coach. He is a member of the Louisiana AAU Hall of Fame for his many years as a basketball coach in and around Acadiana.

Visitation for Thibodeaux will begin at 7 a.m. at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge and will continue until 10:30 a.m.

The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge. Interment will take place immediately after in the church cemetery.

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