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Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame
Sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame was created in 1971 and has honored 231 sports figures (through 2018) who were born in New Orleans and achieved prominence in or away from the Greater New Orleans area; or, those non-natives who achieved sports prominence in the Greater New Orleans area in high school, college, professional or amateur sports. Plaques honoring the Hall of Famers are displayed at Gate G on the Club Level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Each year’s Hall of Fame class is selected by the Greater New Orleans Awards Selection Committee, a volunteer group which has met monthly to pay homage to outstanding achievements in athletics in the Greater New Orleans area for over five decades. In addition to the Hall of Fame, the committee recognizes an Amateur Athlete of the Month for the Greater New Orleans area and selects yearly winners for a variety of major awards, including the Eddie Robinson Award and the Jimmy Collins Awards. The group also selects the Corbett Awards, presented annually to the most outstanding male and female collegiate athletes in the State of Louisiana. The Corbett Award was created in 1967 and named in honor of the late James J. Corbett to commemorate his many contributions to intercollegiate athletics and specifically to the Sugar Bowl.

The Committee began in 1957 when James Collins spearheaded a group of sports journalists to form a sports awards committee to immortalize local sports history. For 13 years, the committee honored local athletes each month. In 1970, the Sugar Bowl stepped in to sponsor and revitalize the committee, leading to the creation of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, honoring 10 legends from the Crescent City in its first induction class. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, nominees must have excelled in the sports field in New Orleans or been born or raised in the city. Each year, the Committee evaluates nominees and selects the inductees.

Those eligible for election shall be chosen from these categories: sports participants, coaches, and managers who shall have been retired for a minimum of five (5) years of active competition in their field of sport OR who have reached 65 years of age. Athletic directors, school officials, or team executives, need not be retired or inactive in order to be eligible.

Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Members

 Name SportPosition  Organizations Years Active Inducted
 Danny Abramowicz Football Player New Orleans Saints 1968-74 1984
 Elmo Adolph Boxing Official Easton HS 1964-08 2000
 Johnny Altobello Baseball/Basketball Coach St. Aloysius HS/De La Salle HS 1943-81 1982
 Morten Andersen Football Player New Orleans Saints/NFL 1982-2007 2013
 Ted Andrews Multi-Sport Broadcaster New Orleans Pelicans/Tulane 1946-80 1980
 John Arthurs Basketball Player De La Salle HS/Tulane 1963-69 2002
 Alex Athas Basketball Player/Coach Easton HS/Tulane 1938-88 1980
 Nehemiah Atkinson Tennis Player/Coach NORD 1940-00 2000
 Bill Banker Football Player Tulane 1927-29 1971
 Warren Bankston Football Player Tulane/NFL 1966-78 1997
 Gary Barbaro Football Player East Jefferson HS/Nicholls State/NFL 1970-83 1994
 Marilyn Barnett Tennis Player/Reporter New Orleans Item/WTIX AM 1940-90 1993
 Joe Bartholomew Golf Contributor 1900-60 1972
 Tom Benson Football/Basketball Owner New Orleans Saints/New Orleans Pelicans 1985-2018 2018
 Bernie Bierman Football Coach Tulane 1927-31 1971
 Ernie Blandin Football Player Tulane/NFL 1942-53 1987
 Henry “Zeke” Bonura Baseball Player Loyola/MLB 1927-40 1979
 Ken Bordelon Football Player Brother Martin HS/LSU/NFL 1972-82 1997
 Lloyd Bourgeois Track & Field Athlete 1928 Olympics/Loyola 1926-32 1978
 Warren Braden Football Player/Coach Xavier Prep/Southern/Carver HS 1945-85 1994
 Johnny Brechtel Football Coach/Contrib. Easton HS 1932-50 1983
 Joe Brockhoff Baseball Coach Tulane 1975-93 2008
 Javonne Brooks Volleyball Player U. of New Orleans 1988-92 2011
 Ray Broussard Horse Racing Jockey 1945-77 1983
 Bobby Brown Baseball Player/Admin. Tulane/MLB 1945-94 1993
 Gernon Brown FB/Base/BKB Coach Jesuit HS 1931-51 1976
 Joe Brown Boxing Boxer/Trainer 1943-70 1977
 Pat Browne, Jr. Basketball/Golf Player/Contrib. Jesuit HS/Tulane/General 1947-2007 1995
 Jim Bullinger Baseball Player Rummel HS/UNO/MLB 1980-98 2005
 Arthur I. Burke Sportswriter New Orleans States-Item 1930-75 1985
 Marty Burke Boxing Boxer/Promoter 1912-48 1978
 Randy Bush Baseball Player UNO/MLB 1978-93 1996
 Ralph “Putsy” Caballero Baseball Player Jesuit HS/MLB 1942-52 1994
 Clay Calhoun Football Player Jesuit HS/Loyola 1931-38 1999
 John Aruns Callery Contributor Sugar Bowl 1966-92 1992
 Tony Canzoneri
 Harold “Hal” Cervini Basketball Player St. Aloysius HS/Tulane 1947-60 2014
 Ed Champagne Football Player S.J. Peters HS/LSU/NFL 1940-50 1992
 Will Clark Baseball Player Jesuit HS/Miss. St./MLB 1978-00 2003
 Milt Clavier Base/Basketball Coach Easton HS/Fortier HS 1944-79 2005
 Kirk Marshall Clayton Track & Field Athlete Grambling/San Jose State 1964-70 1996
 Ray Coates Football Player Jesuit HS/LSU/NFL 1941-49 1997
 James M. Collins Writer/Contributor 1977
 Bobby Conlin Football Coach Brother Martin HS 1970-96 1999
 Wayne Cooper Basketball Player UNO/NBA 1974-92 2000
 Dean Courtade Bowling Athlete/Coach Professional Bowlers Association 1941-2016 2017
 J.T. Curtis Football Coach John Curtis Christian School1970- 2017
 Jerry Dalrymple Football Player Tulane 1929-31 1971
 Jesse Danna Baseball Player Jesuit HS/N.O. Pelicans 1933-49 1999
 Dr. Artis M. Davenport Track & Field Coach SUNO 2003
 Jack Defee Horse Racing/Base Contributor 1990
 Fred Digby Writer/Contributor New Orleans Item/Sugar Bowl 1912-58 1980
 Buddy Diliberto Broadcaster 1951-05 1999
 Steve Dimak Bowling Bowler 2001
 David F. Dixon Contributor Tulane/New Orleans 1961-2010 1983
 Bernard Docusen Boxing Boxer 1942-53 1976
 Bill Dudley Swimming Athlete Tulane/1948 Olympics 1948-53 1986
 A.J. Duhe Football Player Leon Godchaux HS/LSU/NFL 1970-84 2018
 Bobby Duhon Football Player Tulane/NFL 1965-72 1980
 Reggie Dupard Football Player John Curtis/SMU/NFL 1978-90 2005
 Ralph Dupas Boxing Boxer 1950-66 1978
 Al Ecuyer Football Player Jesuit HS/Notre Dame 1953-58 1978
 Whitey Esneault Boxing Trainer 1930-68 2006
 Barbara Farris Basketball Player St. Martin’s Episcopal/Tulane/WNBA 1990-2009 2017
 Marshall Faulk Football Player Carver HS/San Diego St./NFL 1986-06 2011
 Jim Finks Football Administrator New Orleans Saints 1986-92 1993
 Peter Finney Sportswriter Jesuit/Loyola/Times-Picayune 1946-2015 1998
 Billy Fitzgerald Baseball/Basketball Player/Coach Jesuit HS/Tulane/Newman HS 1964-2014 2008
 Peggy Flournoy Football Player Rugby Academy/Tulane 1919-25 1980
 Dr. Eddie Flynn Boxing Boxer Loyola/1932 Olympics 1929-35 1981
 Steve Foley Football Player Jesuit HS/Tulane/NFL 1969-86 1992
 John Fourcade Football Player Archbishop Shaw HS/Ole Miss/New Orleans Saints 1974-90 2018
 Dr. James Frank Contributor 1956-98 1998
 Gene Freese Baseball Player N.O. Pelicans/MLB 1954-66 1988
 Buddy Friedrichs, Jr. Sailing Tulane/Southern Yacht Club/1968 Olympics 1958-68 1985
 Harry Gamble Football/Boxing Player/Coach Warren Easton/Tulane 1918-26 1983
 Stacey Gaudet Basketball Player C.C. Baptist/Tulane 1979-87 2001
 Joe Gemelli Contributor 1990
 Charlie Gilbert Baseball Player Jesuit HS/MLB 1937-47 1980
 Larry Gilbert Baseball Coach N.O. Pelicans 1923-38 1971
 Lloyd “Hap” Glaudi Broadcaster Jesuit HS/Loyola/New Orleans Item/WWL-TV 1939-78 1989
 Tad Gormley Track & Field Coach/Contrib. Loyola/New Orleans 1907-65 1971
 Gilbert Gray Sailing Sailor Southern Yacht Club/1932 Olympics 1977
 Ron Greene Basketball Coach Loyola/UNO 1965-97 1998
 Fred Haas, Jr. Golf Golfer LSU/New Orleans 1934-99 1980
 Jim Hall Sportswriter Louisiana Weekly 1980
 Sam Harnsongkram Wrestling Coach Jesuit HS 1972-98 2000
 Joe Heap Football/Track Player Holy Cross/Notre Dame 1947-53 2008
 Alexander Heinemann Baseball Contributor N.O. Pelicans 1900-30 1991
 Ellis Henican Foot/Base/Basket Player Tulane 1923-26 1981
 Pete Herman Boxing Boxer 1912-22 1971
 Jackie Higgins Golf Golfer 1980
 Dr. Thomas Hill Track & Field Athlete Cohen HS/Arkansas State/1972 Olympics 1966-77 1998
 Dalton Hilliard Football Player LSU/New Orleans Saints 1982-93 1999
 Sandra Hodge Basketball Player UNO/Globetrotters 1980-87 1995
 Rodney Holman Football Player Tulane/NFL 1979-96 2013
 Roch Hontas Football Player Tulane 1976-80 1988
 Mrs. Sam Israel Golf Golfer Amateur 1934-65 1981
 Rich Jackson Football Player Landry/Southern/NFL 1961-72 1988
 Rickey Jackson Football Player New Orleans Saints 1981-95 1999
 Aaron James Basketball Player Cohen HS/Grambling/N.O. Jazz 1966-79 2012
 Felix James Multiple Coach/Admin. Gaudet/Landry/Xavier 1951-70 1989
 Pam Jiles Track & Field Athlete Dillard/1976 Olympics 2002
 Avery Johnson Basketball Player St. Augustine HS/Southern/NBA 1981-2004 2014
 Ervin Johnson Basketball Player University of New Orleans/NBA 1989-2006 2018
 Vaughan Johnson Football Player New Orleans Saints 1986-93 2017
 Terrence Jones Football Player Lutcher HS/Tulane 1982-88 2001
 W.A. “Dub” Jones Football Player Tulane/NFL 1943-51 1984
 William McG. Keefe Sportswriter Times-Picayune 1932-80 1980
 Joe Keller Football Coach River Parishes HS 1934-70 2006
 Jim Kerwin Basketball Player Tulane/Semipro 1962-68 1987
 James King Basketball Player Clark/Ok. St./68 Olympics 1962-68 2005
 Rick Kingrea Football Player Tulane/NFL 1968-78 1999
 William H. Kirchem Football Player/Coach Easton HS/Tulane 1934-69 1987
 Kerry Kittles Basketball Player St. Augustine HS/Villanova/NBA 1990-2005 2014
 Henry “Cotton” Knaupp Baseball Player MLB/N.O. Pelicans 1909-20 1999
 Anna Koll Multi-Sport Player Wiltz Athletic Club/AAU 1925-45 2014
 Nina Korgan Softball Player N.O. Jax Maids 1942-48 1978
 Jack Kramer Baseball Player MLB 1939-51 1980
 M.L. Lagarde Multiple Administrator Tulane 1970-06 2006
 Milfred Laurent Baseball Player Negro Leagues 1918-37 1980
 Hank Lauricella Football Player Holy Cross/Tennessee 1946-51 1975
 Lester Lautenschlaeger Football Player/Coach Tulane/NORD 1922-61 1980
 Dutch Legett Baseball Player Easton HS/MLB 1919-35 1983
 Theron Lewis Track & Field Athlete Carver HS/Southern/1964 Olympics 1960-68 1990
 Henry Carl Lind Baseball Player Tulane/MLB 1924-30 1981
 Randy Livingston Basketball Player Newman HS/LSU/Professional 1988-2007 2016
 Ron Maestri Baseball Coach/Admin. UNO/N.O. Zephyrs 1970-00 1996
 Archie Manning Football Player New Orleans Saints 1971-84 1989
 Pete Maravich Basketball Player LSU/New Orleans Jazz 1967-80 1990
 Brother Martin Multiple Contributor St. Aloysius HS 1989
 “Oyster Joe” Martina Baseball Player N.O. Pelicans/MLB 1907-24 1979
 Harry Martinez Sportswriter New Orleans States 1916-66 1980
 William R. Martinez Football Player Easton HS/Loyola 1934-42 1988
 Tommy Mason Football Player Tulane/NFL 1958-66 1979
 Deuce McAllister Football Player New Orleans Saints 2001-10 2015
 Jim McCafferty Basketball Player/Coach Loyola U./Xavier (Ohio) 1938-85 2011
 Harley McCollum Football Player Tulane 1938-41 1984
 Perry McDonald Basketball Player Carver HS/Georgetown 1980-88 2009
 Max McGee Football Player Tulane/NFL 1951-67 1999
 Dr. Abe Mickal Football Player LSU 1932-36 1985
 Mike Miley Baseball Player E. Jefferson HS/LSU 1970-76 2000
 Sam Mills Football Player New Orleans Saints 1983-97 2002
 Frank Misuraca Baseball Coach/Admin. Jesuit HS 1962-07 2012
 Evelyn Monsted Golf Player 1997
 William “Bucky” Moore Football Player Loyola 1925-29 1979
 Jim Mora Football Coach New Orleans Saints 1986-96 2002
 Eddie Morgan Baseball Player Tulane/N.O. Pelicans/MLB 1923-36 1975
 Eddie Murray Football Player Tulane/NFL 1976-00 2006
 Johnny Oelkers Track/Football Player/Coach Easton HS/Tulane 1925-78 1991
 Mel Ott Baseball Player Gretna HS/MLB 1926-47 1971
 Emmett Pare Tennis Coach Tulane 1934-73 1981
 Mel Parnell Baseball Player S.J. Peters HS/MLB 1940-56 1972
 Willie Pastrano Boxing Boxer 1951-63 1973
 Audrey Patterson-Tyler Track & Field Athlete/Coach Gilbert Academy/1948 Olympics 1940-96 1978
 Dr. Warren Perkins Basketball Player Warren Easton HS/Tulane/NBA 1938-51 1981
 Jimmy Perrin Boxing Boxer St. Aloysius HS 1930-41 1979
 John Petitbon Football Player Jesuit/Notre Dame/NFL 1944-57 1979
 Richie Petitbon Football Player Jesuit/Tulane/NFL 1954-72 1979
 Andy Pilney Football Coach Tulane 1954-61 1986
 Howie Pollet Baseball Player Fortier HS/MLB 1935-56 1973
 Brother Melchior Polowy Wrestling Coach Holy Cross 1944-68 1982
 Earl J. “Bubba” Porche Multiple Trainer Tulane 1949-85 1985
 Abner Powell Baseball Contributor New Orleans Pelicans 1887-1904 1972
 Marlbert “Spider” Pradd Basketball Player Dillard/ABA 1963-69 1986
 Eddie Price Football Player Warren Easton/Tulane/NFL 1940-55 1971
 Alfred Priestly Coach Xavier Prep/Xavier U. 1981
 Tom Priestley Basketball Coach Carver HS 1997
 George Queyrouze Track & Field Athlete Jesuit HS/1906 Olympics 1898-1910 1979
 Ed Reed Football Athlete Destrehan HS/U. of Miami/NFL 1994-2013 2019
 Tony Reginelli Football Coach Newman HS 1969-93 2013
 Milton Retif Baseball Player/Coach Jesuit HS/Tulane 1949-74 2001
 Nick Revon Basketball Player St. Aloysius/Hinds CC/Southern Miss 1943-54 1991
 Ham Richardson Tennis Player Tulane/Amateur & Pro Tennis 1950-65 1972
 Lou Riecke Weightlifting Lifter Jesuit HS/N.O. Athletic Club/1964 Olympics 1942-80 1980
  Vincent Rizzo Baseball Administrator N.O. Pelicans 1930-59 1987
 Willie Roaf Football Player New Orleans Saints 1993-02 2012
  Jim Robarts Basketball Coach Archbishop Rummel/East Jefferson HS 1969-2018 2019
 Isiah Robertson Football Player Rosenwald HS/Southern/NFL 1968-82 2010
 Rick Robey Basketball Player Brother Martin/Kentucky/NBA 1971-86 1995
 Eddie Robinson Football Coach Grambling 1941-97 2008
 Terry Robiskie Football Player Second Ward HS/LSU/NFL 1969-81 2003
 Alden Roche Football Player Xavier Prep/Southern/NFL 1963-78 1991
 Bob Roesler Sportswriter Times-Picayune 1950-95 1996
 Rolland Romero Track & Field Athlete Loyola/1932 & 36 Olympics 1931-36 1988
 Herman Roth Baseball Player Negro Leagues 1920-32 1979
 Connie Ryan Baseball Player Jesuit HS/LSU/MLB 1936-54 1978
 Jack Salter Football Coach Covington HS 1960-93 2012
 Tony Sardisco Football Player Tulane/NFL 1952-63 1990
 Rags Scheuermann Baseball Coach Delgado/Loyola 1951-90 1982
 Augie Schmidt Baseball Player UNO 1979-82 2005
 Larry Schneider Baseball Coach Rummel HS 1972-95 2009
 Arthur Schott Baseball Contributor New Orleans Baseball 1930-2016 1992
 Pat Screen  Football Player Jesuit HS/LSU 1958-66 2003
 Bruce Seals Basketball Player B.T. Washington/Xavier/NBA 1967-80 1995
 “Buck” Seeber Football Coach De La Salle HS/Fortier HS 1959-80 1984
 Clark Shaughnessy Football Coach Loyola/Tulane 1915-26 1973
 Firmin E. Simms Basketball Contributor Biddy Basketball 1955- 1986
 Claude Simons, Jr. Football Player/Coach Newman HS/Tulane/Sugar Bowl 1932-34 1974
 Neil Smith Football Player McDonogh 35/Nebraska/NFL 1980-00 2008
 Rusty Staub Baseball Player Jesuit HS/MLB 1960-85 1989
 Kordell Stewart Football Player Ehret HS/U. of Colorado/NFL 1988-2005 2016
 Russell “R.L.” Stockard Contributor 1950- 2001
 George Strickland Baseball Player S.J. Peters HS/Pelicans/MLB 1940-61 1980
 Cliff Sutter Tennis Player Tulane 1930-33 1980
  Bill Svoboda Football Player Tulane/NFL 1947-59 1987
 Pat Swilling Football Player New Orleans Saints 1986-98 2019
 Roosevelt Taylor Football Player Clark HS/Grambling/NFL 1956-72 1979
 Skeeter Theard, Jr. Baseball Coach Redemptorist HS 1955-94 1993
 Henry Thomas Golf Contributor City Park 1925-93 1977
 Emmett Toppino Track & Field Athlete Jesuit HS/Loyola/1932 Olympics 1926-34 1971
 Billy Truax Football Athlete Holy Cross H.S./LSU/NFL 1957-73 2019
 Linda Tuero Tennis Athlete St. Martin’s Episcopal/Professional 1958-73 2015
 Edmund J. Tunstall Sportswriter St. Aloysius HS/Tulane 1951-92 2002
 Skeets Tuohy, Jr. Basketball Coach Newman HS 1956-75 1993
 Marion Turpie Golf Golfer 1924-45 1971
 Steven Van Buren Football Player Easton HS/LSU/NFL 1938-51 1985
 Jimmy Warren Football Player Cohen HS/Illinois/NFL 1956-77 1994
 Lionel Washington Football Player Lusher HS/Tulane/NFL 1977-98 2014
 Otis Washington Football Coach St. Augustine HS 1969-86 1994
 Ron Washington Baseball Player/Coach McDonough HS/MLB 1967-89 2006
 Ted Washington Basketball Coach Booker T. Washington HS 2003
 Douglas Watters Tennis Player/Contributor Tulane/Sugar Bowl 1916-21 1981
 Don “Slick” Watts Basketball Player Xavier/NBA 1969-79 1996
 Cliff Wells Basketball Coach Tulane 1945-63 1976
 Wally Whitehurst Baseball Player UNO/Major League Baseball 1983-96 2015
 Nelson Whitney Golf 1905-20 1981
 Tommy Wilcox Football Player Bonnabel HS/Alabama 1973-84 2016
 Aeneas Williams Football Football Fortier HS/Southern/NFL 1984-04 2010
 Austin Wilson Sportswriter Tulane/Associated Press 1972-92 1992
 Walter C. Wright Baseball Player McDonogh HS/Xavier/Negro Leagues 1925-39 1982
 Lenny Yochim Baseball Player New Orleans Pelicans/MLB 1945-02 1995
 Charles C. Zatarain Contributor Sugar Bowl 1986
 Marc Zeno Football Player Lutcher HS/Tulane 1979-87 2016
 Don Zimmerman Football Player Tulane 1930-32 1978

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