Erath Homecoming 2015
Dr. Johnny Thibodeaux
A common sight standing with each Erath football team since
1979 has been the team doctor. In the past 35+ years, the
faces of players have changed, eight coaches have served and
nine Principals have led the school, but the team's hometown
physician, Dr. Johnny Thibodeaux has been a staple on Friday
nights standing with his team since then.
He began his practice in Erath in 1979 and for the past
three and a half decades has worked with Erath High
Athletics offering countless hours of his time the past
three and a half decades. Principal Marc Turner recently
stated, that "Erath High offers a sincere thank you for his
service to the community and our school."
Dr. Johnny Thibodeaux is a native of Henry and a 1968 Erath
High Graduate. As a child he attended Henry High and
transferred to Erath High as he began his freshman year.
Dr. Thibodeaux is the son of the late Sulie and Therese
Thibodeaux and grandson of Simon and Pamela Rodriguez and
Eraste and Mary Louise Thibodeaux.
He married Pam Richard Thibodeaux on May 30, 1970, and
together they had three children, Richie, Jan, and Micah. He
and his wife Pam, also have four grandchildren, Christian
and Gavin Thibodeaux and Brooks and Ali Bouillion. He has
one daughter in law, Lisa Thibodeaux and one son in law,
Erath High's own Coach Jonathan Bouillion.
During his high school years, he played basketball and was
in track all four years. He also played football for two
Dr. Thibodeaux graduated from Erath High in 1968 and then
attended USL (University of Southwestern Louisiana) from the
fall of 1968 until 1970. He then attended and graduated from
LSU Medical School in New Orleans. After his residency, he
returned to Erath and opened his practice on January 15,
His long time journey with the Erath Athletic Department and
following the football team when he began taking care of
athletes in the spring of 1979. Something, he continues to
do to do to this day.
Some of his hobbies include sailing, reading, traveling with
his family and attending UL sporting events.
Thibodeaux will lead the parade as Erath High Grand Marshal
for the 2015 Erath High Homecoming Parade beginning at 12:30
PM on Friday, September 25, 2015.
Top Photo Dr. Johnny Thibodeaux. Collage Photos: #1 Christian Thibodeaux and his grandfather Dr.
Johnny Thibodeaux. Pictures 2 and 3 at the top, Dr.
Thibodeaux. Right top Photo 4: Kirk Vice, Dr. Johnny
Thibodeaux and Tommie Pillette. Bottom: Photo 5: Jan. Pam,
Johnny Thibodeaux, Photo 6: family: Michah, Pam, Johnny, Pam
and Richie, Photo $7 Dr. Johnny Thibodeaux and Photo 8:
Right bottom: Pam and Johnny Thibodeaux with grandchildren
Ali and Brooks Bouillion.