Thursday, December 2, 2010

Former SJSU coach Janice Richard dies

Louisiana College women's basketball coach Janice Joseph-Richard dies
Randy Benson
The Town Talk
December 1, 2010

Janice Joseph-Richard, an All-American at Louisiana College who returned the women’s basketball program at the Pineville school to national prominence as a coach, has died.

Richard, 46, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria after five-year battle with breast cancer.

“The basketball world lost a great coach and a great person,” said Frank Schneider, who coached Richard for three years at LC and later started her coaching career by hiring her as an assistant at Southeastern Louisiana.

“Janice Joseph-Richard was one of the classiest individuals to ever walk the Louisiana College campus,” LC President Joe Aguillard said. “When you were with her, you felt you were in the presence of a special person. I think she was anointed...”

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