ULL's Robichaux named South Central Coach of the Year
LAFAYETTE – The American Baseball Coaches Association has named University of Louisiana head baseball coach Tony Robichaux the South Central Region Coach of the Year.
Robichaux guided Louisiana to one of the most remarkable second half runs in recent memory, finishing the 2010 regular season with a 23-4 mark.
The Cajuns went 17-1 in Sun Belt play during the second half run which vaulted the squad from ninth place in the standings with a 4-8 mark on April 4 to first place and a 21-9 mark on May 22. As a result, Louisiana claimed its fourth SBC title under Robichaux (1997, 2005, 2007, 2010).
The Ragin’ Cajuns were rewarded their first NCAA Regionals berth since 2007 and the eighth under Robichaux. Louisiana received an at large berth as the No. 3 seed in the Austin Regional.
The 2010 campaign saw Robichaux post his 13th season with a .500 mark or better as Cajuns skipper, finishing with a 38-22 mark. The pitching staff ranked Top 10 nationally in ERA, hits and walks allowed per nine innings and the Cajuns led the Sun Belt in ERA for sixth consecutive season and ninth since 2000.
This is the third time Robichaux received ABCA South Central Region Coach of the Year honors. He was the recipient of the honor in 1999 and 2000.
2010 ABCA Division I Regional Coaches of the Year
Atlantic – Jack Leggett (Clemson)
East – Joe Jordano (Pittsburgh)
Mideast – John Anderson (Minnesota)
Midwest – Jim Schlossnagle (TCU)
Northeast – Jim Penders (Connecticut)
South – Ray Tanner (South Carolina)
South Central – Tony Robichaux (Louisiana)
West – John Savage (UCLA)