1. Tommy Allen

    Tommy Allen

    On most Saturday nights in the Sixties many of us would have our radio tuned to WWL, the giant radio station out of New Orleans. Few college football games were broadcast on television, so on those cool crisp nights everyone in DeRidder would be glued to the radio, listening for the exciting voice of John Ferguson saying, "Trigger Allen up the middle for 15 yards!"

  2. Mel Branch

    Mel Branch

    We all remember the movie, The Right Stuff, about the original seven Mercury astronauts. DeRidder High School graduate, Mel Branch, had the right stuff.

  3. Chris "Red" Cagle

    Chris "Red" Cagle

    Born in DeRidder Louisiana, Chris Cagle was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame 1954.

  4. Johnny Jones

    Johnny Jones

    Johnny Jones, a member of 2 LSU NCAA Final Four teams as a player and assistant coach, was named on April 13, 2011, as the 21st men's head basketball coach at LSU by LSU Vice-Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva.