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Baseball: UL’s Coach Robichaux gets national exposure

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, September 24, 2015


UL baseball coach Tony Robichaux has been featured in Baseball News as one of the greatest pitching coaches in the game.

The feature, titled "Tony Robichaux Explains Secrets of Pitching," published Thursday at baseballnews.com. It explores Ribichaux’s experience with the Cajuns baseball program (1,037-669-1 record in 29 seasons as a college head coach), which has seen his pitching staffs finish first or second in the Sun Belt Conference 13 of the past 16 years in fewest walks per game.

In addition, his staffs have led the Sun Belt Conference in lowest ERA 11 of the last 16 seasons. Seven former players are now NCAA Division I coaches.

Robichaux faced a challenge with his pitching staff last season, as his Friday, Saturday and Sunday starters — Gunner Leger, Wyatt Marks and Evan Guillory — were all true freshmen. His closer, Dylan Moore, was a true freshman as well.

In the feature, Robichaux explains his all-encompassing approach. Every fall, he says,  pitchers spend 20-25 hours in the classroom learning how to get batters out, how to manage games when everything is hitting the fan and how to develop 10 different pitches which destroy the timing of hitters.

“When pitchers first come in our program, we don’t worry too much about mechanics,” said Robichaux says in the article.

“First, we want to work on them mentally. We believe that the muscle in between the ears is the most important in the pitching system.

Read the full story here.