Baseball field renamed in memory of coach who died in crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Baseball field renamed in memory of coach who died in crash

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

It's been less than a month since 30-year-old Michael Guillory, Junior, his fiance Kimberly Gordon,35, and his 10-month-old daughter Mohogany Guillory were killed in a car crash in Sulphur.

Michael was a dedicated father and spent a lot of time at Ward 3's recreation fields coaching his son's baseball and football teams. It's only fitting the Lake Charles City Council renamed a field in his memory.

"I didn't know Michael personally, but any time you have a dad that volunteers to coach - you know he's a special guy and he loves his kids and he's caring," said John Ieyoub, Lake Charles City Council.

Those who knew him best, said Michael lived for coaching and he was good at it. His team even rallied after his death with a winning tribute.

"Unfortunately, our only loss of the season was Mike's last game and our boys went out after he passed and we won the championship on his birthday," said Eric Zartler, coached with Guillory.

Still dealing with their loss, it's a happy day for Michael's family.

"That was my only son. I'm very proud of him and what he accomplished," said Gloria Guillory, Michael's mother.

"It was a great honor to have the field named after him. The field he played on, the field his team won the championship on. It's a great honor," said Michael Guillory, Sr.

For his 9-year-old son, who bares his name, it's a reminder that his dad and coach was always on the sidelines.

"Well, it means a lot to me because my dad was a loving man. He coached for the team...he's coached for all my teams that I've ever played for," said Michael Guillory, III.

Michael Guillory, Jr. - a life taken too soon, but will now never be forgotten.

The field renamed was part of the Nelson Road Fields and its official name is the "Michael A. Guillory, Jr. Field." The family plans to hold an official dedication of the renamed field. Michael Guillory, Jr. is survived by his son, daughter and his parents.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Woman Killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire

    Woman Killed, grandmother injured in Lake Charles house fire

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:37:03 GMT
    "I don't know how to describe it. I'm in awe." Family members identify the victim as 29 year old Kelli Bonnette. Her uncle, John Manning, says it also injured his 77 year old Mother in-law.  Four adults and three children were rescued from the fire. Nita Duplantis remains in the hospital fighting for her life according to family. Bonnette was the mother of 8 year old Easton who expressed how he felt after finding out the death of his mother. "Sad, that's all,&q...More >>
    "I don't know how to describe it. I'm in awe." Family members identify the victim as 29 year old Kelli Bonnette. Her uncle, John Manning, says it also injured his 77 year old Mother in-law.  Four adults and three children were rescued from the fire. Nita Duplantis remains in the hospital fighting for her life according to family. Bonnette was the mother of 8 year old Easton who expressed how he felt after finding out the death of his mother. "Sad, that's all,&q...More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bulk of the rain has moved out of our area, a few showers possible at times overnight

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bulk of the rain has moved out of our area, a few showers possible at times overnight

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:52:44 GMT
    Scattered showers and storms again TuesdayScattered showers and storms again Tuesday

    The heaviest rain has moved out of Southwest Louisiana, except for a line of storms over eastern Cameron Parish.  All of this should be gone before 10 p.m.  A few showers cannot be ruled out for the remainder of the night, but nothing that should cause any issues with flooding or severe weather.  

    More >>

    The heaviest rain has moved out of Southwest Louisiana, except for a line of storms over eastern Cameron Parish.  All of this should be gone before 10 p.m.  A few showers cannot be ruled out for the remainder of the night, but nothing that should cause any issues with flooding or severe weather.  

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Coast Guard: Uninspected vessel takes on water, runs aground in Calcasieu Ship Channel

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:42:39 GMT
    (Source: Coast Guard)(Source: Coast Guard)
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
    A towing vessel that was uninspected began taking on water, then ran aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel early Monday morning, officials with the Coast Guard said. The three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel, the Mr. Landon, "purposefully ran their vessel aground near Monkey Island to avoid sinking when they realized they were taking on water in the stern," according to a news release from the Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas. Approximate...More >>
Powered by Frankly