Louisiana volleyball loses great contributor with passing of Gregory Juan

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Gregory Juan

A friend of Louisiana high school volleyball and a kind gentleman has died.

Gregory Juan, who went to volleyball matches – both indoor and of the beach variety – almost daily to shoot pictures regularly to promote the sport, suddenly passed away in his sleep this past Saturday afternoon.

Juan generously donated his pictures for use at CrescentCitySports.com on a regular basis.

On a personal level, Juan was the photographer for our daughter, Sabrina Trahan Culotta’s wedding to Mark Culotta, in 2017.

Jay Jay Juan, the head volleyball coach at Ursuline Academy, is the brother of Gregory Juan.

“Greg loved life and he loved volleyball,” Juan said. “I’m just sad as brother. He loved to promote Louisiana High School athletics. He followed me but he followed all sports. Greg was loyal and caring. It is a sad time. Everyone liked him. That is what I have heard from everyone.”

Gregory Juan, who lived in New Orleans, graduated from Archbishop Rummel in 1994 and graduated from the University of New Orleans with a business degree. Juan was 44.

Services for Juan will be on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans.

Visitation is from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., immediately followed by a Catholic mass.


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Ken Trahan

Ken Trahan


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football…

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