L-R: Tim Thompson, Nick Finley Stamatis, Dr. Bill McHorris, Gale Breaux, Randy Price, Gerald Reaux – all members of Coach Shipley first SLI team, except Nick & Bill. Provided by Gerald Reaux.
Coach Bob Marlin presented the game ball to Beryl Shipley with L-R: President Joseph Savoie, Tom Cox, Dean Church, Andy Russo. The Cajuns won the “Basketball is Back” Reunion game over UL-M 84-75 in Shipley’s absence due to illness
At the recent â€œBasketball is Backâ€ Menâ€™s Basketball reunion, Coach Shipley was to receive a special memento from UL President E. Joseph Savoie. It was scheduled to be presented on Jan. 22nd at the half-time recognition of those who were part of the first 100 years of menâ€™s basketball at UL, but Coach Shipley was unable to attend. The presentation occurred at his home on Wednesday, January 26. (Photo by Michelle Richard-Domingue).
The plate in the lower right reads, â€œCOACH BERYL SHIPLEY, Head Menâ€™s Basketball Coach (1958-73), In recognition of your accomplishments and your distinction as the University of Louisiana at Lafayetteâ€™s ALL-TIME Winning Coach, we are pleased to present you with this special memento of Blackham Coliseum. Thanks for the memories, Coach Shipley, January 22, 2011.
The base of the plaque is made from the end of a section of one of the bleacher seats from Blackham Coliseum and has the â€œ1â€. (Photo by Michelle Richard-Domingue).