NATCHITOCHES — 

Southern University coaching icon Roger Cador prepares to be immortalized in Louisiana sports lore Saturday night when he is inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 2019 class.

The induction ceremony is set for 7 p.m. and will air live on Cox Sports Television. A one-hour red carpet special preceded the broadcast of the induction ceremony at 6 p.m.

At the time of his retirement in 2017, Cador finished with a career record of 913-597-1. He had earned 14 Southwestern Athletic Conference championships, a dozen 30-win seasons, 11 NCAA regional appearances, and three regional wins. He had coached 10 All-Americans and 62 players drafted by MLB teams.

Among the many highlights in his illustrious career which spans three decades, Cador holds the distinction of leading Southern as the first Historically Black University/College to win a game in an NCAA regional, upsetting No. 2 Cal State Fullerton, 1-0, in New Orleans.

His crowning achievement as a coach was spearheading the development of second baseman Rickie Weeks, who went on to claim the 2003 Golden Spikes Award for the top collegiate baseball player in the county.

Cador was honored by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as a 2018 SWAC Hall of Fame inductee in December prior to the SWAC Football Championship.