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Don Shows

Football Player and Coach
Born 1940

Donald Harrison Shows, known as Don Shows, is a champion high school and college football coach who since 1989 has directed the West Monroe High School Rebels in West Monroe, Louisiana. On June 25, 2011, Shows will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, located in Natchitoches. The nominees are chosen by a 30-member committee of the Louisiana Sportswriters Association. The 2011 nominees will bring the number thus far honored to 285.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Don Shows.


1940 Birth Born in 1940.


1958 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Shows was reared in Ruston in Lincoln Parish, where he graduated in 1958 from Ruston High School and played football under coach Hoss Garrett: "We ran the Notre Dame Box. … Read More


1977 37 Years Old Prior to his long tenure at West Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Shows coached the Jonesboro-Hodge High School Tigers in Jonesboro, Louisiana, to the 1977 state championship. … Read More


1985 45 Years Old Shows also formerly coached at Farmerville in Union Parish, Alexandria in Rapides Parish and Pineville High School in Pineville in Rapides Parish. In 1985, he was a 45-year-old graduate assistant at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, then known as Northeast Louisiana State University, where he coached the linebackers for the ULM Indians, since the Warhawks.
1988 48 Years Old In 1988, as offensive line coach, he helped to propel the Demons of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches to a conference championship. … Read More
1989 49 Years Old …  Greg Hilburn, staff writer for the Monroe News Star writes that Shows "took over a moribund West Monroe football program in 1989. … Read More


1993 53 Years Old Shows' state championships were in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, and 2009.
1996 56 Years Old …  Beating Carencro (Lafayette Parish) in the 1996 state championship was incredible! … Read More
1997 57 Years Old Shows describes his favorite football moment from 1997, "when we Monroe were playing Shaw (of Marrero) for the championship.
1999 59 Years Old He was runner-up once at Jonesboro-Hodge and at West Monroe in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, and 2010.


2009 69 Years Old The Rebels last won a state championship on December 12, 2009, when they beat Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, 30-0, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. … Read More
2010 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2010, Shows received the A.O. Evans Award for community service from the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce.
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