Don Shows

American football player and coach Don Shows

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.
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Westminster top dog Flynn enjoys a champion's lunch - 10 days
Flynn the Bichon Frise is savoring his victory inafter his unexpected win at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show a day earlier. Elly Park reports.
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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Without Dogs Is Actually Very Entertaining
Huffington Post - 10 days
“I don’t know why this is funny, but it is."
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Westminster Dog Show Brings Out The Best In Twitter
Huffington Post - 11 days
It’s that time of year again. Time for dogs of all shapes and sizes to take center stage at the 142nd Westminster Kennel
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Pug, borzoi among breeds to advance to final at Westminster Dog Show
Yahoo News - 11 days
A borzoi, pug, bichon frise and border collie won Monday's group competitions at the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and will vie for the contest's top prize. More than 2,880 dogs from 201 breeds and varieties were set to compete, according to organizers of the United States' second-oldest sporting event. Individual breeds are judged during the day on Monday and Tuesday, with the winners of each moving on to the group competitions at night.
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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2018
CBS News - 12 days
More than 2,800 of America's top dogs are competing at the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City
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Glass ceiling for dogs? Males win Westminster almost twice as often - 15 days
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After the German shepherd Rumor won the top prize at last year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, she had her first litter of puppies and retired from competition,...
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Chris Evans' Dog Shows Us All What True Love Looks Like
Huffington Post - 6 months
The "Avengers" actor posted an adorable video of him reuniting with his dog after 10 weeks.
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Tumbling show dog flops but wins hearts
CNN - 12 months
Olly the Jack Russell terrier and former rescue dog has become an internet sensation after crashing through barriers, wiping out and running in the wrong direction during his performance at the 2017 Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England.
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WATCH: Olly The Terrier Face-Plants His Way To Dog Show Glory
NPR - 12 months
The Jack Russell terrier wasn't exactly the most skilled dog at the Crufts dog show's skills competition Friday. But he was by far the most memorable. (Image credit: Crufts/Screenshot by NPR)
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PHOTOS: The lovable faces of the dogs at the Westminster Dog Show
ABC News - about 1 year
Meet the dogs and their handlers competing for 'Best In Show.'
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Rumor has it! German shepherd takes top prize at dog show - about 1 year
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rumor, a German shepherd, was named best in show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, besting more than 2,800 other dogs that competed in New York this week.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Don Shows
  • 2014
    Age 74
    Died on March 3, 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 73
    Assistant football coach Jerry Arledge took over the head coaching duties for the fall of 2013, but Shows vowed to return when his health improved.
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  • 2012
    Age 72
    In the fall of 2012, while he was recovering from fatigue and was off duty on medical leave, Shows was suspended from coaching for two games by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association because of questions about the eligibility of a player, offensive lineman Cameron Robinson, who transferred to West Monroe High School and sought immediate eligibility.
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    He was hospitalized on November 16, 2012, but returned to coach two days later.
  • 2010
    Age 70
    Shows was also involved in community affairs in West Monroe. In January 2010, he received from the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce its A. O. Evans Award, named for the first president of the West Monroe chamber.
  • 1998
    Age 58
    At least one poll declared the Rebels in both 1998 and 2000 as national champions, a subjective designation.
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  • 1996
    Age 56
    Beating Carencro in Lafayette Parish in the 1996 state championship was incredible!
  • 1993
    Age 53
    Shows' state championships were in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2009, and 2011. The 2009 championship came with the defeat of Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, 30-0, at the Louisiana Superdome, since the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans.
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    And beating St. Augustine (in New Orleans) in 1993 was awesome because no one thought we could, but we proved a lot of people wrong that day!" West Monroe had been expected to finish last in 1996 in District 2-5A that year but instead went undefeated in district for the first time.
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  • 1988
    Age 48
    In 1988, as offensive line coach, he helped to propel the Demons of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches to a conference championship.
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  • 1985
    Age 45
    In 1985, he was a 45-year-old graduate assistant at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, then known as Northeast Louisiana University, where he coached the linebackers for the Northeast Louisiana Indians, subsequently renamed the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks.
  • 1977
    Age 37
    Prior to his long tenure at West Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Shows coached the Jonesboro-Hodge High School Tigers in Jonesboro, to the 1977 state championship.
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  • 1963
    Age 23
    As a child, Shows preferred baseball and basketball to football. Hence for much of his life he faithfully watched other sports competitions besides football. He attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston on a track scholarship, having graduated in 1963 with teacher certification in science and physical education.
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  • 1958
    Age 18
    One of three sons of George Melvin and Thelma Shows, Don Shows was born and reared in Ruston in Lincoln Parish. He graduated in 1958 from Ruston High School, where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and track and field, as well as football.
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  • 1940
    Age 0
    Born on February 15, 1940.
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