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Vigil on deck tonight; read comments about Coach

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 15:59:29-04

Acadiana comes together tonight to pray for UL Baseball Coach Tony Robichaux.

Robichaux, 57, had open-heart surgery last week, and was later moved to Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans. He's said to be in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

His family has asked for prayers, and so tonight there will be a prayer vigil starting at 6:30 p.m. in Russo Park.

The public is invited; we are honoring the family's request and will not be in the park for the event.

If it rains, the event will move into the stadium club.

Two days ago, our media partners at The Advocate collected comments from Robichaux's players, friends and colleagues.

"I love him to death," said former UL pitcher Kraig Schambough. "He’s my guy. I’d do anything for Tony and his family. I’ll never be able to repay the man for what he’s done for me over the years. In times like this, we’ll try to give him and his family their privacy, but at the same time, we want to do everything we can for the family. I would do anything for them."

To read the Advocate Sports story, and all those comments, click here.

According to Advocate Sports, Robichaux has coached the Cajuns’ baseball program since 1995 and has 1,177 career victories. He is the all-time leader in wins for both UL and McNeese State. The Cajuns are coming off a 28-31 season, failing to make NCAA regionals for the third straight season.