Lou HowardLou HowardLou Howard ~ An Amityville Treasure
The Hon. Lou Howard , PH.D.
In assembling information about Lou
for this site , it seemed like I was writing about the accomplishments of several men.I am not.This is all about Lou
One might be impressed with the list of celebrities that Lou
has rubbed shoulders with.Well my thought is that it is they who were the lucky ones.To get a minute with Lou
, is an event.He
is alive with the zest for life.He
gives each person the feeling that THEY are the most important person in his
life for the moment.That is unforgettable.Here for those who don't know Lou
, is a synopsis of a life full of accomplishments.For those who know Lou
, it's a reminder that we have a very special man in our midst.
For all of Lou's adult life , he
has distinguished himself in the fields of athletics , aviation , education , politics and business.If one knows Lou
in one hat , they'd be amazed to see how many hats he's
is a lifetime resident of Amityville
.He's also a long time member & past Sunday school teacher
.at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
I'll begin here with an observation.When a man such as Lou
has accomplished.so much , he
might have one or two things stand out in his
mind's.eye , above the rest and for whatever reasons.In speaking with Lou
, I discovered the next two such things.While they do not in any way diminish other milestones and accomplishments ,.these two things warmed Lou
I am looking at a letter , To Whom It May Concern and it's from.Western Colorado University
.It says ,.This is to certify that Lou Thomas Howard
has satisfactorily completed.the requirements of theDegree of Doctor of Philosophy in EducationThat degree was officially conferred on February 3 , 1978 , with all rights ,.privileges and immunities thereunto appertainingDr. Lou Thomas Howard
In 1999 as a part of The Millennium Celebration , The Town of Babylon declared ,BABYLON'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF THE 20TH CENTURYThe person listed 9th , is.Louis T. Howard : Renaissance Man
This is how Lou
is described in the commemorative booklet.
A lifelong Babylon Town resident , Lou Howard
has served our community in so many ways , as a mentor , friend , and uncle to thousands of the town's young people.Mr. Howard
.coached Amityville's football teams for 15 years and still holds the record in New York State for the best win-loss percentage of any high school football coach.
Armed with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Technology , Mr. Howard
helped develop SUNY Farmingdale's aerospace program and served as it's first chairman.He wrote a textbook to teach pilots how to fly the instrument landing system and was appointed to serve on a federal advisory committee to help design the first space shuttle for NASA
.To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight , Mr. Howard
retraced the pilot's flight , landing in LeBourget field outside of Paris.A plaque honoring Mr. Howard hangs in LeBourget City Hall.Mr. Howard also enjoyed a successful career in politics serving as Amityville Trustee and Mayor , Presiding Officer of the S.S. Legislature and New York State Assemblyman
was nominated by John Eustace and Jane Schmitt ).
...Continuing , more about Lou Howard~ Education ~Amityville schools , grades 1-12Brooklyn Poly Tech InstituteUniversity of MissouriUniversity of NebraskaSpringfield College - B.S. DegreeColumbia University
- Graduate work.New York University
- Master DegreeHofstra University
- 6 years- Professor Diploma
is considered to be one of the nation's most unique and knowledgeable educators.He's
highly respected in Aviation , Coaching and Motivational Speaking.
Listed among Lou's
flying ratings are the following.
Airline Transport Rating
Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor ( Airplane & Instrument ).
Single & Multi-Engine land
is listed in the membership rolls of many aviation industry organizations as well as in several Aviation Honorary Societies.
~ Military Service ~U.S. Army Air Force
- 4 yrs active duty
~ Business affiliations ~Lou has been owner or part owner of businesses in publishing , plastics , travel , driving , investing and real estate
~ Political Background ~
Ex-Trustee - Incorporated Village of AmityvilleEx-Mayor - Incorporated Village of AmityvillePast President - Suffolk County Conference of MayorsSuffolk County Legislator - 14th L.D.
was the first Suffolk County person ever named to the board.Aside from all of that , I now present COACH LOU HOWARD
At the Annual Spalding Coaches Clinic a few years back , the brochure presented , stated From the nation over we have come up with the finest staff of football coaches ever gathered together.They will instruct and give demonstrations designed to illustrate the latest methods and strategy in the sport.The Coaches presenting the clinic
...LOU HOWARD : Amityville H.S. ( LI )
JOHN BATEMAN Rutgers
was the only High School Coach in the nation to speak at the clinic.Only Professional and College Coaches are invited._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
With the Coach Uncle Lou hat on at Amityville High SchoolLou
has a career WON / LOST Percentage of 87.6%.Tops in New York State for anyone coaching more than 10 years
Never had a losing season during his
coaching career.Won 9 consecutive league championships starting with his first season as a head coach
.This has never been duplicated in 70 years of LI High School Football.
Won 5 consecutive Rutgers Trophies - no other team ever won more than 2 in a row.
was named to the Long Island Sports Hall of Fame.
Amityville High School Football Field is now Lou Howard
Because of his
philosophy of coaching and as an inspirational speaker , Lou
is a sought after banquet speaker.Lou
has written two books on football and one football text book at.McMasters Universities in Canada
There are pages and pages of the many accomplishments of Lou Howard
.I hope that in giving a synopsis of his
life's accomplishments , that I have done Lou justice.I'd like the reader here to understand that no matter which Lou..... Pilot Lou , Educator Lou , Coach Uncle Lou , Politician Lou Author Lou , Consultant Lou
, etc. that you meet , you will never forget him and you will love him as all of us do.Stay tuned , Lou
isn't finished yet.Lou
wife , Margaret have 7 children and live in Amityville
.Music playing is for Margaret.Peg O My Heart.
Around here , Lou's
just a regular guy who loves people and people love him.
Especially the people of AmityvilleCompiled by Roberta Paul from information via Lou Howard
If you'd like to e-mail Lou
, send a note to me and I will get it to him.e-mail : Roberta Paul Web Designer