LSU's Breaux selected National Coach of the Year

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
D-D Breaux

BATON ROUGE – After the completion of arguably the finest season in school history, LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux was named National Coach of the Year announced Monday.

It is the first time in Breaux’s distinguished career that she earned the National Coach of the Year Award.

Breaux led LSU to the highest placement in school history with a third place finish at the NCAA Super Six on Saturday.

Breaux also guided the Tigers to the No. 1 national ranking for three straight weeks during the season, the first time LSU has held the No. 1 ranking since 2005.

The Tigers shattered the school record for highest team score three times in 2014, including a 198.325 in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional that ended up in a tie as the highest score of any team in the nation this season.

LSU also established a school record with 13 straight meets with a score of 197 or higher, breaking the previous best of eight consecutive meets in 2004.