D-D Breaux Day celebrated in Donaldsonville on May 4, 2017


LSU gymnastics coach and Donaldsonville native D-D Breaux was honored by her hometown on May 4, 2017. Photo courtesy LSU Athletics.

The Donaldsonville City Council authorized Mayor Leroy Sullivan to make a proclamation declaring May 4, 2017 as D-D Breaux Day in the city.

Breaux, a Donaldsonville native, has compiled a legendary career as coach of LSU gymnastics over 40 seasons.


Coach Breaux stops for a photo with Ascension Catholic students, including Nick Milano, Charlie Gianelloni, and Kevin Gautreau. Photo courtesy ACHS.

D-D Breaux Day began at 8:45 a.m. in Donaldsonville with the Mayor at a prayer breakfast, followed by a mass at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church.


Coach Breaux poses with Donaldsonville High cheerleaders. Photo courtesy DHS.

Other activities included a visit to Donaldsonville High School, and a presentation at the Ascension Parish Council meeting.


Coach Breaux is a all smiles as she leaves Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church for a parade through Donaldsonville. Shown driving is local business owner Mike Tortorich.

Vincent and Michael Tortorich provided an antique car to chauffer Coach Breaux through the streets of the city.

The day concluded with a banquet at Palazzo Bernardo.

The Rotary Club of Donaldsonville and the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce were key in organizing the day in honor Coach Breaux.

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