Edgar Aucoin
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Southeastern Louisiana
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From his obituary in The Advocate (Louisiana) published from Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2013:

"A beloved husband, father, and grandfather passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home at the age of 95. He was born on March 8, 1918, in Pride, LA, and grew up on a farm where he and his siblings walked to school each day. When he showed up to school one day without shoes, his second grade teacher told him he would never amount to a "hill of beans" and, though he did not graduate high school until he was 21 because he missed so many days while working on the farm, this challenge seemed to motivate him for the rest of his academic career.

He served in the Army for 4 years during WWII, primarily in England and France. After returning to the states, he played basketball for 2 years at Southeastern and then baseball for 2 years at BYU where he graduated with a B.S. in Education. He received a M.A. (plus 30) in Education from LSU and then began a long career as a teacher, coach and principal in the EBR Parish School System and was known to many as "Coach Aucoin" from his days at Pride High School, Westdale Junior High and his "Player's Gate Boy's Camp" held each summer during his coaching career.

He spent six years as the Assistant Principal at Woodlawn High School and nearly ten years as the Principal of Tara High School. He also served as the President of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association.

Ed was known to many in BR for his generosity, sharing vegetables from his huge garden at the Player's Gate. He will also be remembered for his athletic ability in all sports. He excelled in golf and tennis in his later years and was inducted into the Louisiana Senior Olympics Hall of Fame for accomplishments in basketball, track and field, and tennis. Many at Foxy's Health Club will remember him playing pick-up basketball games when he was in his 50s and 60s and none of the younger men wanted to guard the "old guy" who never stopped running.

His children remember his tremendous work ethic and the fact that it did not matter what sport or project he took on he wanted to do it to the best of his abilities. His grandchildren will remember him for the enormous amount of poetry he could recite, making hotcakes and popcorn when they would spend the night at Maw Maw's and Paw Paw's, and his jovialness and sense of humor."

BYU Hall of Fame

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