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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 223 sports figures (through 2016) 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  Sport Position  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
 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 School 1970-  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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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
 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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