It was standing room only as family, friends, and members of the community filled Our Lady of Fatima church to pay their respects to a man who led his life by faith. Coach Tony Robichaux was a legend who left a lasting mark on the community he served.
“His destination was heaven and in my heart of hearts I know that’s where he is today.”said UL Athletic Director, Bryan Maggard.
Tony Robichaux was more than just a coach.
“You know he didn’t just coach baseball, he coached life.” said one mourner.
During the funeral service, the priest equated the game of baseball to the circle of life, one starts at home and makes the journey back home to the Lord. Although coach robe’s journey was short, he’s touched the lives of the many.
“We lost a great man.”said Mike Delhomme.
“He was a great coach, but he was a better human being.” said another mourner.
“I’m coming to say goodbye to Coach Robichaux and to let his family know he has impacted this entire community.” said Suzanne Revere, one of the many who lined the streets of the funeral procession.
“It’s the least I could do to pay respects to him and his family.”said Ted Lege, another who lined the streets waiting for the hearse to pass by.
Coach Robe has left a legacy that will never die.
“Tony…he was a living testament and he saw himself so much more than a baseball coach.” said Maggard, “At the same time he saw him self as a simple man and that’s what was I think was really unique about him.”
Coach Robe’s final resting place is in his hometown of Crowley.