Hall of Fame

Billy Wiggins

Billy was a standout high school athlete at Winnsboro where he earned 13 varsity letters including 4 in basketball, 3 each in football and baseball, two in track and one in boxing. He was all-state five times - three basketball and two in football. After graduation he served the next four years in the U.S. Air Force. When discharged in 1952 he chose Tech over 25 colleges, plus one pro offer with the Syracuse Nationals. His career at Tech was outstanding from the first year on as he proved to be a tremendous ball-handler and floor leader. He started 108 consecutive games, leaving with a record that stood for 25 years. At Tech he helped carry the Bulldogs to a pair of Gulf State Conference titles and appearances in the NAIA nation tournament. He departed as Tech's No. 2 all-time scorer with 1,566 points and still ranks No. 6 all-time. Assists were not kept at the time he was here but he was undoubtedly one of the best passers in Tech history. Since leaving Tech Wiggins has put together a very successful coaching career on the high school level over 23 year period. His coaching stints have included stops at North Caddo, Captain Shreve, Trinity Heights, Southfield in Shreveport (football only) and now at Plain Dealing Academy. His 1966 North Caddo team won the AA state title. His 1968-69 Captain Shreve team went 29-4 and made the state quarterfinals and his 1969-70 team at Captain Shreve team went 35-2, including a 33 game winning streak, before bowing in the state finals. He coached at Captain Shreve 9 years with a 202-80 record. He then went to Trinity Heights and won one LISA state title and was a second once. Now at Plain Dealing Academy, his teams have been to the state finals twice. He also served as assistant basketball coach at Louisiana Tech under Scotty Robertson one year (1966-67) and Tech won the conference crown.