Coach ‘O’ To Receive A Special Honor From His High School Alma Mater
Officially as the head coach of the LSU Tiger football team Ed Orgeron is undefeated. The only game that has been played after Orgeron was officially named the Tiger's head man was the New Year's Eve Bowl game in which LSU destroyed the Louisville Cardinals.
Needless to say, hopes are high for the LSU football faithful with a new coach and new offensive coordinator coming in for next season. One of Orgeron's most endearing characteristics to Louisiana football fans is the fact that he doesn't speak with an accent.
Okay, it's an accent if you aren't from around here but to a lot of us, he sounds like we do. That's because he is a product of a Louisiana school. That school South Lafourche High School is set to honor Coach Orgeron by retiring his jersey from his playing days for Tarpons.
The event is scheduled to take place in Larose at the civic center on February 17th. NFL analyst Mike Detillier, a close friend of Orgeron's, will be the master of ceremonies. During the event, there will also be a ceremony to honor the 1977 South Lafourche High School football team which won a state championship.
Coach Orgeron was a part of that team as was current Saints broadcaster and former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert. The 1977 team was the last state championship that was won by the team from South Lafourche. Ticket information for the event is not available just yet, but all proceeds from the evening and ancillary events will be donated to nonprofit organizations.