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Tribute to Louisiana Coaches: Coach Robert "Bob" Cole Tribute - Foundation Activated

The foundation of the Tribute to Coach Bob Cole has been activated.
Congratulations to his former athletes for the foundation activation, and now let's continue to build his tribute to a level of honor.  
 
To view, click on the "Tribute to Louisiana Coaches" (Banner on the right side of the News Box), then Coach Cole's Tribute. It provides special recognition of our former Track & Field coach in a unique manner - fond memories written by his former players and support staff. 

Three sections comprise the tribute: His biography written by Stewart Blue, section II designed by the AN with links to other postings on the AN, and section III, the "heart" of the tribute, LMs written by former players and support groups.

Currently there are 12 LMs posted, but this is only the foundation. While secions I & II are completed, section III is a work-in-progress and opened-ended with space for more LMs. Former players and support group members are encouraged to consider documenting their memories of Coach Cole and be part of his tribute. 

Early supporters of the idea of a Coach Bob Cole Tribute included:
Track & Field athletes:
Ed Domingues, Tommy Jameson, Dr. Joe Murry, Steward Blue, John McDonnell, Charles Beazley, Edgar Jordan, Galen LaBauve, Jack Causey, Patin Breaux, Claude Revels, Billy Dalton, Kim Brigham, Carl Lawson, Keith Kishbaugh, Steven Ellis, Francis Alleman, and Sid Banks;
Football players:
Gerald Landry, Herbie LeBlanc, and Ed Pratt.

Special appreciation is extended to Claude Revels for serving as chair, Stewart Blue for writing Coach Cole's biography for the tribute, and the committee members who put forth a strong team effort to bring the foundation to fruition. 

Appreciation is extended to each person who submitted a Living Memorial and/or who donated to the design, construction, maintenance, and updating of the Cole Tribute. The tribute was only made possible through your participation. 

Participants in each tribute become owners of the tribute by virtue of their LM and their donation. It really belongs to them,  without filters between them and their beloved coach.  

Construction beyond the foundation of the tribute will continue as former players and support staff are encouraged to participate in honoring Coach Cole by emailing your Living Memorial (LM) to athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu

Further appreciation is extended to John Dugas and David Faber, Athletic Department Staff, and Ethan Duhon, AN Student Worker for their technology efforts in this new area of unique and special historical preservation on the Athletic Network.  

Former players of Coaches Beryl Shipley and Nelson Stokley are at different stages of construction of the tribute for their coach. The foundation of the Robert "Bob" Cole Tribute was activated on September 29, 2017.  

Please email athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu for more information about the Tributes to Louisiana Coaches.

Peace, Dr. Ed Dugas
athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu



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