Hall of Fame

Mickey Slaughter

Born in Monroe, Aug. 22, 1941, Mickey grew up in Alexandria and played for Bolton High School under Coach Maxie Lambright. Played under Coach Joe Aillet at Tech from 1959 through 1062 and was top quarterback in Gulf State Conference during that time. Was first team all-conference three times and was named to the Williamson All-America team in 1962. Passed for 2,714 yards with 16 Tds. Still holds Tech records for (1) Highest percentage passing in a season (64.6) and (2) for a career (58.5)....earned BA degree from Tech in 1962 and later a master's degree from Tech in business administration in 1966....after graduation played four years with the Denver Broncos of the AFL before Lambright asked him to join his new staff at Louisiana Tech in 1967 to coach the offensive backfield. Slaughter served on that staff for 12 years during which Tech produced a truly "golden era" of Bulldog football and Slaughter directed a string of quarterbacks to tremendous success. The list included Terry Bradshaw, Ken Lantrip, Denny Duron, Steve Haynes, Randy Robertson, and Keith Thibodeaux. Four of the six were all-conference and Bradshaw and Lantrip were All-American. Slaughter known for his expertise in the passing game, also helped coach a host of wide receivers to brilliant careers and the that list included Tommy Spinks, Roger Carr, Eric Johnson, Mike Barber, Pat Tilley, Billy Ryckman and Rod Foppe--all of whom were all-conference... During Slaughter's 12 years at Tech the Bulldogs produced a record of 95-36-2. They had a perfect 12-0 record in 1972 won the NCAA division II national title in 1973 and went 11-1 to win the UPI national trophy in 1974. Joining the Southland Conference in 1971, Tech won football titles in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977 and 1978. Also, Tech had won the Gulf States Conference championship in 1969.