THE BAYOU JAMB


Bayou Jamb 2022 

Friday, August 26th  

5:30 pm St. Fredericks vs. Mangham   

7:00 pm Ouachita vs. Oak Grove 

Saturday August 27th

11:00 am Red River vs. Lincoln Prep

1:00 pm Jonesboro Hodge vs. Franklin Parish 

3:00 pm OCS vs. Jena

5:00 pm Evangel vs. Cedar Creek

7:00 pm West Monroe vs. Ruston

 



The History

Bayou Jamb began in 2006 as a high school football jamboree, in an effort to give back to our community through sports, lifetime achievement acknowledgments, family involvement, and fun.

The event ran from 2006 – 2012 when rules from the NCAA prevented the event from being held on a collegiate campus.

In 2016 the jamboree returned to the University of Louisiana Monroe Campus with the support and backing from the Radio People and community volunteers. The event ran until 2019 but was canceled in 2020 related to Covid 19, but returned in 2021 bigger and better!

In May 2022 Bayou Jamb was refounded and launched a full-time mission. By providing student-athletes, parents, and coaches in multiple sports and communities sporting events, stories, advice, and ideas on physical and mental wellbeing that improves performance and prepares student-athletes for life inside and outside of sports, we can make a difference. Bayou Jamb intends to engage athletes of all sports and use multiple platforms including sporting events, competitions, podcasting, merchandising, and in-person coaching workshops to do so.

Our mission is to promote the value of participation in team sports in a wholesome environment for the challenge of competition, the joy of victory, the reality of defeat, the importance of commitment, and the spirit of community and teamwork. We are committed to providing an event experience like no other that drives economic growth and enhances the student-athlete experience of team sports while gaining a strong sense of community.



Bayou Jamb Sports Hall of Fame 

Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Past and Present

The Bayou Jamb celebrates the accomplishmnets of coaches and mentors throughout Louisiana. The recipient of the Lifetime Achiement Award is coveted by each indcutee because they are nominated and elected by peers.  

The 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Michah Harper, Tommy Reeder and Scott Stone (posthumously) 

Hall of Fame

2006 Honorees - Coach Charlie Brown, Coach Chick Childress
2007 Honorees - Coach Ray Gambino, Coach Red Franklin
2008 Honorees - Coach Bobby Stone, Coach Levi Washington
2009 Honorees - Coach Buck Stewart (posthumously), Coach Bo Herring (posthumously)
2010 Honorees - Coach Moose Munyan (posthumously), Coach Dee Faircloth
2011 Honorees - Coach Woody Boyles, Coach Van Leigh
2012 Honorees - Coach Pat Collins, Coach A. L. Williams
2016 Honorees - Coach Mike Vallery, Coach Billy Laird, and Coach Don Shows (posthumously)
2017 Honorees - Coach Dell Ashley, Coach Donnie Easterling, Coach Sonny Smith, Coach Hoss Garrett, (posthumously)
2018 Honorees - Coach Vic Dalrymple, Coach Joey Pender
2019 Honorees - Coach Mickey Easterling, Coach "Freddie Bear" McHenry
2020 Honorees - Covid Year 
2021 Honorees - Coach Billy Bell, Coach Mickey McCarty, Coach Mack Fowler