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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Don Landry
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Don Landry has been an assistant basketball coach at Louisiana Tech, the head basketball coach and Director of Athletics at Nicholls State University, the commissioner of the Southland Conference and the Sunshine State Conference and he also served as the Director of Special Projects for the Texas Rangers. He is a member of the Louisiana Basketball, Nicholls State University Athletics, Sunshine State Conference and National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Halls of Fame.

Boxing: Louisiana's Forgotten Sport

Boxing is Louisiana's forgotten sport to younger generations but to sports fans from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, boxing brings back fond memories of great competition. Louisiana was among the nation's greatest amateur boxing states for three decades.

High school boxing, which started in 1931 and ended in 1958, was one of Louisiana's most popular sports, standing toe-to-toe with football. High school gyms, filled with smoke and screaming fans, were home to some of the greatest fights and fighters in prep boxing history.

Louisiana State University was one of eight Louisiana colleges that sponsored varsity boxing teams. A perennial national power, LSU won the national boxing championship in 1949. Southwestern Louisiana Institute also developed a powerful national boxing program. Loyola and Tulane produced Olympic boxers while Louisiana Tech, Centenary, Northeast Louisiana and McNeese State all developed individual champions.

Boxing: Louisiana's Forgotten Sport is the story of this exciting era. It chronicles the rise and fall of high school and college boxing in the Bayou State. It's ringside history that every Louisiana sports fan will enjoy.

 

11:30 AM – Noon

Museum, 3rd Floor

Book Talk

Boxing: Louisiana’s Forgotten Sport

 

12:15 PM – 1 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing