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Statue honoring Coach Tony Robichaux now stands outside of Russo Park

Posted at 8:44 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 22:29:55-05

A statue honoring the late Coach Tony Robichaux now stands in front of Russo Park.

Earlier today, the statue was unveiled during a private ceremony.

Robichaux died last July after suffering a heart attack.

He secured more than 900 wins in his 25-year career at UL, the most of any baseball coach the program's history.

The statue, a lifelike depiction of the man who so many feel was larger than life, stands in front of the stadium where he coached so many games.

It shows Coach Robe standing before a group of players who are in a large semicircle surrounding Robichaux.

From one vantage point, it appears as if Coach Robe is standing in front of the dugout, doing what he loved best.

The statue was the idea of former UL pitcher Phil Devey, who gathered more former players in support.

Etched into the memorial is a quote from Coach Robe that reads, "Don't hook your identity to a game. Let the way you live your life define who you are."