Raymond Didier

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Raymond Didier
Biographical details
Born (1920-01-17)January 17, 1920
Marksville, Louisiana
Died March 9, 1978(1978-03-09) (aged 58)
Jefferson, Louisiana
Playing career
1938–1939 Southwestern Louisiana
1946 Southwestern Louisiana
1939 Southwestern Louisiana
1940 Port Arthur Tarpons
1946–1947 Southwestern Louisiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1950 Southwestern Louisiana (ends)
1951–1956 Southwestern Louisiana
1957–1962 LSU (assistant)
1948–1956 Southwestern Louisiana
1957–1963 LSU
1964–1973 Nicholls State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1963–1978 Nicholls State
Head coaching record
Overall 29–27–2 (football)
395–289–3 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
SLI: 1 Gulf States (1952)
SLI: 5 Gulf States, LSU: 1 SEC (1961), NSU: 1 Gulf States

Raymond Ernest Didier (January 17, 1920 – March 9, 1978) was an American football coach, baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute—now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayettefrom 1951 to 1956, tallying a mark of 29–27–2.[1] Didier was also the head baseball coach at Southwestern Louisiana (1948–1956), Louisiana State University (1957–1963), and Nicholls State University (1964–1973), amassing a career college baseball record of 460–311–3.[1] Didier served as the athletic director at Nicholls State from 1963 to 1978.[1]


Ray E. Didier Field on the campus of Nicholls State University is named after him.[2] Didier is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southwestern Louisiana Bulldogs (Gulf States Conference) (1951–1956)
1951 Southwestern Louisiana 6–4 4–1
1952 Southwestern Louisiana 5–2–2 3–1 T–1st
1953 Southwestern Louisiana 4–7 2–4
1954 Southwestern Louisiana 5–4 4–2
1955 Southwestern Louisiana 5–4 3–3
1955 Southwestern Louisiana 4–6 1–5
Southwestern Louisiana: 29–27–2 17–16
Total: 29–27–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ a b c "Longtime college coach Raymond Didier joins his brother Mel in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame". theadvocate.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  2. ^ St. Germain, Brent (July 15, 2011). "Didier Shaped Nicholls Athletics, Many Lives". Houma Today. Archived from the original on December 23, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Raymond Didier". lasportshall.com. Retrieved July 29, 2018.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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