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Hildebrand induction to La. Sports Hall of Fame to be shown on NSU TV
Jul 17, 2014 | 58 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tynes Hildebrand speaks to the media during the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame press conference June 17. Photo by LaMar Gafford.
Tynes Hildebrand speaks to the media during the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame press conference June 17. Photo by LaMar Gafford.
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From July 15 until the end of August, Natchitoches-area cable subscribers can watch Northwestern State’s Tynes Hildebrand be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame when NSU-TV replays the 2014 induction ceremony.

The replays will be shown Monday through Friday at 2 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. from Tuesday until August 31.

Over 600 guests in attendance of the ceremony watched as retired Northwestern State and still working NCAA basketball administrator Tynes Hildebrand of Natchitoches received the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award.

Hildebrand was Northwestern State's head basketball coach for 16 seasons, and was the Demons' innovative athletic director from 1983-96. He has been one of the NCAA's four regional officiating advisors for Division I men's hoops since 2006. His ties to college athletics at NSU trace back to his freshman basketball season in 1950-51.

The Louisiana Sports Writers Association 30-member Hall of Fame selection committee presents the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award annually to an individual who has played a decisive role as a sports leader or administrator benefiting Louisiana and/or bringing credit to Louisiana on the national and international level.

Hildebrand was among 11 people enshrined in three different categories during the event.

In the induction class this year were: New Orleans Saints/Pelicans owner Tom Benson; former Louisiana Tech women’s basketball national champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Venus Lacy; Former NFL defensive star and coach Lionel Washington, a Lutcher High and Tulane product; All-Star Astros pitcher Shane Reynolds; LSU and SEC pole vault champion and longtime Catholic High (BR) track and field coach Pete Boudreaux; and, LSU All-America and NFL All-Pro lineman Alan Faneca.

Inducted posthumously was Auburn football star and former LSU basketball and baseball head coach “Moon” Ducote, a former Loyola coach and athletic director and a Cottonport native; and, the longtime coach of the then USL (now UL-Lafayette) basketball team, Beryl Shipley.

The Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award was awarded to Hildebrand and Wright Waters, former longtime commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference based in New Orleans.

Joe Macaluso, the Baton Rouge Advocate’s acclaimed outdoors writer, was enshrined as he received the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, the parent organization of the Hall of Fame.

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum is located at 800 Front Street in Natchitoches, showcasing the great sports history in the state. For more information on the Hall and information regarding hours for the 1-year-old, $23 million museum go to LaSportsHall.com.
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