Rick Huckabay dies at 60

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  1. PodKATT

    PodKATT Time to Put Your Pants On

    Feb 13, 2005
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    Rick Huckabay, a former assistant coach on the NCAA Final Four team of 1981 and successful head coach both on the high school level in Louisiana and on the collegiate level at Marshall, passed away Friday morning of cancer.

    The 60-year-old Huckabay served four seasons at LSU as assistant coach, from 1980 to 1983, one of the more successful time periods at LSU as the Tigers won an SEC Tournament championship in 1980 and won the SEC title with a 17-1 record and advanced through to the NCAA appearance with a 31-5 record, including a 26-game winning streak.

  2. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

    Oct 23, 2002
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    Coach Huck was a good guy.

    He coached my brother at Redemptorist in '77, one of the many state championship seasons at RHS. Huck won two @ RHS.

    I saw him at a tailgate party at the La Tech FB game in BR in 2003, and he was the same guy.

    Two other RHS players from those same teams were close to Huck. Keith Richard, head BB coach at La Tech and Kevin Caballero, once KR's assistant, both coached under Huck and learned a lot from him.

    60 is WAY too young to leave us.

    We'll miss ya. coach. :bncry:

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