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Larose native named Millsaps College coach

Larose native named Millsaps College coach

Larose native Justin LeBlanc was recently hired as the new women's basketball coach at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 7.

LeBlanc previously spent the last six years as a coach at Centenary College of Shreveport, working five years as a men's basketball assistant coach and one season as a head women's basketball coach.

LeBlanc, a 2002 graduate of South Lafourche High School, played basketball at NCAA Division III Millsaps College from 2002-06, leading the Majors to four SCAC tournament appearances.

He also worked as an assistant men's basketball coach at Millsaps for four years before joining Centenary in 2010.

LeBlanc’s grandfather was Rene LeBlanc, a former legendary head basketball coach at Larose-Cut Off High School and South Lafourche from 1956-77.

Rene LeBlanc, who died at age 81 in 2013, won more than 500 career games and the Larose-Cut Off Gym is named in his honor.

Justin LeBlanc also gets to coach former South Lafourche girls' basketball player Caroline Guilbeau, who played a major role in the Lady Tarpons finishing the 2015-16 season with a 25-8 overall record and a share of the District 7-4A championship.

The Lady Tarpons advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, losing to St. Michael, 47-38.