Tate joins McNeese softball staff

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, July 4, 2019

McNeese SID Office

LAKE CHARLES—McNeese head softball coach James Landreneau has announced the hiring of former Caldwell Parish High School head softball coach Robbie Tate to his staff. Tate replaces Katie Roux who is returning back to Live Oak High School.

Tate, a native of Ville Platte, Louisiana, spent the last two years at Caldwell Parish High where he produced a 47-12 overall record and led Lady Spartans to the LHSAA 3A state title in 2018 and the runners-up in 2019. Tate was named district coach of the year in 2018 and 2019 as well as LSCA Coach of the Year in 2018.  

While at Caldwell Parish High his teams broke numerous records including home runs (49) for the second straight year, on-base percent (.481), fielding percent (.920) and opponent batting average (.173) in 2019.

In 2018, his team broke the school record for wins (29) after posting a 29-6 overall record, home runs (28) before that record was shattered again in 2019. They also broke the runs scored, batting average, stolen base, strikeouts, and ERA records.

Prior to his stint at Caldwell Parish High, Tate spent two years (2016, 2017) as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU-Alexandria where he helped the program to a school record 52 wins, 13 shutouts, 311 strikeouts and a 1.69 ERA in 2017. 

Tate helped guide LSU-A to the NAIA World Series semifinals and NAIA Regional Championship in 2017 as well as the Red River Athletic Conference regular season title and two Red River Athletic Conference Tournament titles.

While at LSU-A, he coached All-American Marci West and had several players named to the World Series All-Tournament team as well as Pitchers of the Week.

Tate has also been successful with travel teams in the past and won the 2013 USFA World Series, and 2014 NCAA World Series Triple Crown and the 2014 SEAA World Series with the Louisiana 007’s. The 007’s were also the 2012 USFA World Series runners-up as well as the 2016 PGF National Qualifier Premier Champions and most recently the 2018 PGF Southeastern National Champions.