William D. Baucum (1932)
...William D. BaucumWilliam D. Baucum graduated in 1932 from Springhill High School.
time at Springhill High School
played on the football team as the quarterback, and also on the basketball team as a forward.After graduating Springhill, he attended Normal State College on an Athletic Scholarship.While attending Normal State College (NSU) , he continued to stand out.He
was admired and respected by his
excelled in his
academics, various student activities, and sports.During his tenure at NSU, he served as President of the "N" Club (1934-1936); served as on the Student Council (1934-1936); a YMCA cabinet member (1934-1936); served as the Senior Class President (1935-1936); and also the Captain of the Football Team (1935-1936).After graduation with a B.A degree from NSU, he began his coaching career at Shongaloo High School.
returned to his
old Alma Mater - Springhill High School
- as backfield coach.He was soon promoted to head Football Coach.
added Basketball and Track to his
coaching career, where he
was also highly successful.In football, however, he proved to be the unbeatable coach.His
1952 football team won the State Championship, the school's first.He was selected the Coach of North Louisiana High School All-Stars and later elected President of Louisiana High School Coaches Association.
successes to following and respecting the quotation: "An honest man is the noblest work of God."