Always in our Hearts


February 2, 2023

Coach Hershell West.

Hershell West was born on July 8, 1941 to the late Horace West and Emmaline C. Brice in Rayville, LA. West departed this life on Saturday, January 28, 2023. He grew up in Rayville, receiving his elementary and secondary education. West was a math whiz, an exemplary student, and a phenomenal basketball player. Coach Hershell West was a basketball player and coach. He played basketball at Eula D. Britton in his hometown of Rayville, LA, and won the Louisiana State AA Championship in 1959. After watching them play, Grambling State University men's basketball head coach Fred Hobdy offered West...

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