LC to honor Coach Billy Allgood
Louisiana College will honor former baseball coach Billy Allgood March 29 at 3:30 p.m. by dedicating a new sign on the campus at the entrance to Billy Allgood Field.
Allgood began his coaching career in 1959 as head basketball coach, and athletes from that team have led in procuring the sign and planning the dedication ceremony. Two athletes from that team -- Bobby Tindall and Larry Ladner -- will be on-hand to speak at the dedication.
In 26 years as basketball coach, Allgood’s teams won 327 games, which ranks him sixth all-time among college basketball coaches in the state. Included among those wins was an upset of Texas-El Paso in 1977.
In three decades as a baseball coach, Allgood won hundreds of games, including the historic upset of NCAA Division I defending national champion LSU in 1994.
Allgood concluded his career at LC in 1998, which included a stint as LC’s athletic director.
This event is free, and is open to the public.
John Marcase and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame website contributed to this story.