A native of nearby Clay, La., Berry Hinton first came to Tech in 1925 and was an outstanding athlete in baseball, basketball and football through 1930. After coaching 13 years in public schools in Arkansas, Coach Hinton came to Tech in 1943 to teach in the V-12 Navy program but was approached about reestablishing the baseball program that had been halted by the war. He did so as a volunteer service and went on to become one o f the most successful collegiate baseball coaches in Louisiana history. Playing much shorter season than today, Hinton's teams won 316 games while losing 206 during a great career that went through 1967. His Bulldogs won eight conference championships and had just three losing seasons during his 25 year reign... He was named conference "Coach of the Year" six different times. During his tenure at Tech, Berry also served as a teacher, Director of Men's Housing and Dean of Men as well as Baseball Coach.