A name that will always be associated with Eunice High School, Dixie Saucier is a well- respected and beloved educator and coach. Her love of sports and wanting young women to love them as well was evident during her 30 years of service to the Bobcats.
A 1943 graduate of Abbeville High School, Dixie Saucier entered LSU at the young age of 16. Having played both basketball and softball in high school, Saucier felt a calling in her heart to teach children. She majored in physical education and graduated in 1947. Saucier moved with her husband, Edmond, to Eunice where they both taught and coached.
Dixie Saucier coached basketball and track and established the first gymnastics team at EHS. She mentored and coached many successful athletes particularly two outstanding Lady Cats, Sylvia Gallow and Lucille “Lucy” Lejeune. Saucier took her physical education students on many trips where they received lessons in swimming, tennis, golf, bowling, and marksmanship. She desired that her students develop a love for life time sports that they could participate in throughout their lives.
Retiring from EHS in 1978, Dixie Saucier continue her life’s calling by teaching at Louisiana State University in Eunice for 11 years. Again, her love of sports and her commitment to education was felt by the entire LSUE community.
Dixie Saucier and the late Edmond Saucier have three children, Renee, Adele, and Stephen. She will always be known as a great coach, mentor, and educator whose love of sports is present throughout the halls of Eunice High School.