Hall of Fame

O.K. "Buddy" Davis

Legendary executive sports editor O.K. "Buddy" Davis, who began writing for the Ruston Daily Leader in 1964 during his college days as a journalism major at Louisiana Tech, has written more words than any other writer about the University's athletic programs, coaches and student-athletes. During Davis' time at the Leader, he has covered all five national championship teams, hundreds of games and dozens of conference titles and postseason appearances. He also covered the national Hall of Fame inductions for Karl Malone, Terry Bradshaw, Leon Barmore, Fred Dean and Willie Roaf. The award-winning writer was named the Louisiana Sportswriter of the Year in 1995 by the National Sportswriters Association and honored with the Distinguished Service Award in sports journalism in 2009 by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.