Glenn Guilbeau 


Glenn Guilbeau has been a sportswriter for 40 years in Louisiana and Alabama. A New Orleans native and University of Missouri Journalism graduate, he has been a national columnist at since 2021. He covered Louisiana State University for USA Today Louisiana from 2004 to 2021, the Baton Rouge Advocate from 1998 to 2004, and the Alexandria Town Talk from 1989 to 1993. Guilbeau has consistently won national awards via the Associated Press Sports Editors and Football Writers Association contests.




10:45 am to 11:45 am
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Celebrating Louisiana Sports Hall of Famers: Bertman, Brown, and Browne
with Trent Angers, Jim Fraiser, Glenn Guilbeau, and moderator André Moreau

Noon to 12:45 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


Everything Matters in Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story

This book is about former LSU head baseball coach Skip Bertman, the man who brought winning baseball to LSU. It sheds light on Skip's work ethic, inventiveness, attention to detail, entrepreneurial ability, and overall contributions to LSU in his capacity as Coach and later as Athletic Director. It includes chapters on each of the five National Championships won under his direction, beginning in 1991; it reveals his secrets to training great pitchers who later pitched in the Major Leagues; and it shows how he embraced and used "The Power of Positive Thinking" throughout his career. The book is based in part on personal observations by the author, a veteran sportswriter, and numerous interviews with Skip's former players, colleagues and family members.


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