MR. LOUISIANA BASKETBALL

This award is given annually to someone who has made a significant long-term contribution to the game of basketball at any level in the State of Louisiana.

 

Year

Name

School/Organization (City)

Category

 
 

1975

Joe Dean

Louisiana State University

Player

 
 

1976

Bob Pettit

Louisiana State University

Player

 
 

1977

Ralph Ward

McNeese State University

Coach

 
 

1978

O.O. Buxton

New Orleans, Louisiana

Fan

 
 

1979

Lenny Fant

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Coach

 
 

1980

Don Landry

Nicholls State University

Coach

 
 

1981

Tynes Hildebrand

Northwestern State University

Coach

 
 

1982

Benny Hollis

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Coach

 

1983

Ed "Skeets" Touhy

Newman School (New Orleans)

Coach

1984

Leslie Gaudet

Pine Prairie High School

Coach

1985

Beryl Shipley

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Coach

1986

Billy Allgood

Louisiana College

Coach

1987

Fred Hobdy

Grambling State University

Coach

1988

Dale Brown

Louisiana State University

Coach

1989

Orvis Sigler

Centenary College

Coach

1990

Alton Leggette

Denham Springs High School

Coach

1991

Hurshel Meares

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Referee

1992

Jerry Byrd

The Shreveport Journal

Sportswriter

1993

Jim Robarts

East Jefferson High School (Metairie)

Coach

1994

Tommy Canterbury

Centenary College/SportsCare (Shreveport)

Coach/Contributor

1995

Jerry Lovett

Calhoun High School

Coach

1996

Leon Barmore

Louisiana Tech University

Coach

1997

Bob Anderson

University of Louisiana at Monroe

SID

1998

Jack Bairnsfather

Monterey High School

Coach

1999

Eugene Christmas

Northwestern State University

Trainer

2000

Larry Greene

Fenton, Louisiana

Coach

2001

Billy Fitzgerald

Newman School (New Orleans)

Coach

2002

Kevin Trower

New Orleans, Louisiana

Coach

2003

Scotty Robertson

Louisiana Tech University

Coach

2004

Johnny Altobello

De La Salle High School/St. Aloysius High School (New Orleans)

Coach

2005

Joel Hawkins

Southern Lab High School (Baton Rouge)

Coach

2006 Mike Vining

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Coach

2007 Firmin Simms  Biddy Basketball (New Orleans) Coach/Administrator
2008 Gerald Boudreaux Southeastern Conference (Lafayette) Referee
2009 Billy Montgomery Haughton High School Coach/Legislator
2010 O.K. "Buddy" Davis Ruston Daily Leader Sportswriter
2011 Gerald Hebert LHSAA Top 28 Tournament (Lafayette) Director
  2012 Bill Bumgarner New Orleans Times-Picayune Sportswriter  
  2013 Louis Bonnette McNeese State University SID  
  2014 Kenny Almond Baton Rouge, Louisiana Coach  
  2015 Collis Temple, Jr. Louisiana State University Player  
  2016 Jim Hawthorne Louisiana State University Radio Announcer