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Breaux Named Outstanding Coach of the Year

Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnastics head coach D-D Breaux has been named the most Outstanding College Coach in Louisiana by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Committee, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Monday.

Breaux, the dean of Southeastern Conference coaches, completed her 40th season in 2017. The Tigers completed the most dominant season in school history and finished as the NCAA National Runner-Up for a second straight year.

With a record of 34-2 overall and 21-0 against SEC foes, Breaux led the squad to the SEC regular season championship, SEC tournament championship and NCAA Regional championship. She was honored as the National, Central Region and SEC Coach of the Year.

Under Breaux’ guidance, Ashleigh Gnat, Sarah Finnegan and Kennedi Edney won NCAA individual championships for the most in a single season in school history. Gnat, Lexie Priessman and McKenna Kelley also combined to bring home five SEC event championships at the league meet in March.

Breaux was named to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in June and she is already a member of the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Hall of Fame. Breaux, who is set to tie for the longest tenured coach in school history with Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp next season, has continued to push LSU gymnastics into the forefront as the program set a new attendance record for a fifth-straight season.

This marks the ninth honor for an LSU coach in the 28-year history of the award. Breaux along with 23 other individuals and three teams will be honored at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, August 5, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

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