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Mr. Norbert "Mickey" Bergeron
Home Phone: 936-597-8078
Mickey’s Fond Memories of Coach Blanco were submitted on March 30, 2021 and posted by Ed Dugas. They are followed by his fond memories of Coach Russ Faulkinberry and other information.
Coach Blanco was great at getting the most out of everyone. Since I was on the offense he had only limited contact to me on the practice field, but his charism and work effort were absorbed by everyone.
However, I felt I had a second connection through family and friends. I was accepted into the group from New Iberia Catholic High…even attended tenth year reunion.
My wife, Peggyâ€™s Aunt Verna was also Kathleen Blancoâ€™s Aunt. Vernaâ€™s husband was â€œSnookieâ€ Patoutâ€ (Peggyâ€™s Godfather). Sorry if going long with family connection.
Coach had a good connection or two that helped monitoring our behavior etc. As an example, When I visited Peggyâ€™s home for the first time, her father served BBQ chicken. Later that night Coach dropped by study hall. He entered the room, patted me on the back and said….how was that chicken today!!
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Russ Faulkinberryâ€™s Living Memorial, Norbert “Mickey” Bergeron – Football 1965-68, Graduate Assistant Football Coach 1969.
Coach Faulkinberry was a big influence on my life and I thought he was ahead of his time in â€œthinking outside the boxâ€.
We had great schemes for kick off returns and he worked on our punter in terms of not booming the ball into the end zone, but â€œpooch kickingâ€ inside the 20 yard lineâ€¦before you had actually heard of that term.
His discipline was outstanding and he made no exceptions on the rules.
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Served as a graduate assistant football coach in 1969.