Men's Basketball Reunion - 1956-57 Team - "Dutch" Reinhardt's Last Team - 2/16/2019
Photo Gallery - Lunch of 1956-57 Team and Guests at Don's Seafood Hut Photos by Dr. Ed Dugas firstname.lastname@example.org (click on a thumbnail to enlarge the photo and on the enlarged photo to reverse the process)
L-R: Randy Price, Derwood Duke, Doug Adkins, Gerald Reaux, Jimmy Vice.
Jim Champagne, Dr. Bryan Maggard, Kerry Maggard, Henry Hebert, Carole Adkins.
Seated,L-R: Randy Price, Derwood Duke, Doug Adkins, Gerald Reaux, Jimmy Vice;
Standing: Kerry Maggard, Dr. Bryan Maggard.
Photos by Carole Adkins (Doug's wife) email@example.com - of the 1956-57 Men's Basketball Team which moved around Lafayette Saturday like the "Globetrotters."
Randy Price & Dolores Shipley enjoy her poster presentation of Coach Shipley's first team. It included hold-overs from Coach Reinhardt's last team: Randy, Gale, Doug, Derwood, and Gerald.
Doug Adkins, Gale Breaux, Randy Price, Derwood Duke, Gerald Reaux, Jimmy Vice.
Doug Adkins, Randy Price, Derwood Duke, Gerald Reaux, Jimmy Vice.
Coach Michael Murphy, Director of Basketball Operations, informs honorees of tonight’s strategy vs. ULM and plans for the recognition.
Doug Adkins, Jimmy Vice, Derwood Duke, Gerald Reaux, Randy Price, Jimmy Culotta (60-61).
Carole & Doug Adkins and Coach Bob Marlin & Jennifer.
The reunion began with Saturday lunch at Don’s Seafood Hut. It was attended by five members of the 1956-57 team and guests – pictured in the first section of photos. The attendees were pleasantly surprised by a visit from Kerry and Dr. Bryan Maggard, Director of Athletics.
One of the reunion highlights was a visit with Annette and Gale Breaux at their home, as Gale was too ill to attend the reunion activities. It was a touching and memorable experience for Gale and his teammates.
Next on the schedule was a visit by Randy, Doug, and Gerald to the Beryl Shipley home. Dolores (wife), daughter (Marilyn) and husband (Bill) Watson shared a beautiful collage of the 1957-58 team, which Dolores had the three visiting players sign.
The university provided us with preferred seating, great recognition at half-time, and a wonderful setting after the game where the honorees could visit with guests, players, and others, including Gail and President Savoie, Kerry and Dr. Maggard, and Jennifer and Coach Bob Marlin. The hospitality for lunch, recognition, and socialization were all outstanding. Melissa Minton and her helper attended to our various needs.
Michael Murphy, Director of Basketball Operations, greeted us at the shoot- around, as well as before and after the game to explain the very interesting details of how the team was to play ULM and it worked.
When the evening was over, we had renewed many friendships and created new ones. Doug and Carole were able to share his recognition with cousin Rose Marie and husband Ray Clement, both outstanding university graduates and Lafayette residents. Guests of the honorees felt the warm hospitality of the recognition and were grateful. My teammate Jimmy Vice and I were able to reconnect 62 years since last being teammates and it was wonderful. We are now strongly connected.
We are so proud of being university graduates, having played for two of its legendary coaches, Julien “Dutch” Reinhardt and Beryl Shipley, and having experienced the warmth of the Ragin’ Cajuns Spirit as we were recognized in such a memorable manner by the Basketball Program, Athletics, and the University.
Submitted by Gerald “Reauxburger” Reaux, Men’s Basketball 1956-59, and local coordinator for the reunion.
Click here for a photo of the reunion of the 1957-58 Men's Basketball Team in conjunction with the Shipley Classic in 2011. These players were known as "The Original Shipley Boys."