Raymond Didier

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Raymond Didier
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1920-01-07)January 7, 1920
Marksville, Louisiana
Died March 9, 1978(1978-03-09) (aged 58)
Jefferson, Louisiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
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
1 Gulf States (1952)

Raymond Ernest Didier (January 7, 1920 – March 9, 1978) was an American football and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now University of Louisiana at Lafayette, from 1951 to 1956, tallying a mark of 29–27–2. 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 395–289–3. He also served as the athletic director at Nicholls State from 1963 to 1978. Ray E. Didier Field on the campus of Nicholls State University is also named after him.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


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


  1. ^ St. Germain, Brent (July 15, 2011). "Didier Shaped Nicholls Athletics, Many Lives". Houma Today. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. Retrieved 23 December 2011. 

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