Coach Janice Richard, the women's basketball coach at Louisiana College. Coach Richard died yesterday following a five-year battle with breast cancer. I got to know Coach Richard through efforts to create greater awareness for breast cancer and found her to be an amazing person of strength. She was an tremendous competitor. My thoughts and prayers today are directed to her family and friends and for her team. It is hard to imagine the loss they feel this morning but I guarantee that they have been extremely blessed to have her in their life and to learn from her amazing courage.