The Dave Dixon Award is presented annually by the LSWA’s 30-member Hall of Fame selection committee to an individual who has played a decisive role as a sports leader or administrator benefiting Louisiana and/or bringing credit to Louisiana on the national and international level.
It is named in honor of Hall of Famer Dave Dixon, the driving force behind bringing the NFL to Louisiana with the creation of the New Orleans Saints franchise.
Dixon, who passed away last fall, is also considered the “father” of the Louisiana Superdome, developing the concept for the innovative domed structure and pushing state officials for its construction in the late 1960s.
Randy Gregson; U.S. Tennis Association
Emmanuel “Boozy” Bourgeois, Jr.; Special Olympics Louisiana
Don Landry; Nicholls State, SLC
Doug Thornton; Louisiana Superdome
Dr. James Andrews; Sports Medicine
George Dement; Youth Sports Activists
Benny Turcan; Mr. Softball
Gerald Boudreaux; NCAA Basketball Official, SEC Coordinator of Officials
Elmo Adolph; Boxing Official
Billy Montgomery; State Legislator
Dr. L.J. Mayeux; Ducks Unlimited
Milton Retif; Sports Administrator
Tynes Hildebrand; Sports Administrator
Wright Waters; Sports Administrator
Paul Hoolahan; Sports Administrator
Dr. Julian Bailes, Sports Medical Research
Sue Donohoe, Sports Administrator
Steve Gleason, New Orleans Saints Legend
Marie Gagnard, Tennis Umpire
Joan Cronan, Sports Administrator
Terry McAulay, NFL Referee