Earl Thomas Haynes of Bossier City earned a degree in Health, Safety and Physical Education with a minor in Social Studies at Northwestern in 1955 and a master’s in Education in 1961. He was a three-year varsity football letterman at Northwestern and an ROTC graduate. He earned Plus 30 at Louisiana Tech. He began his career as a teacher and coach in Sabine and Calcasieu parishes before spending 1964-1985 in Bossier Parish where he was a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and supervisor. He served as Principal at Riverdale Academy from 1990-93 before joining the Bossier Parks and Recreation Department as a supervisor from 1998-2005. Most recently, he served as a right of way agent for Doyle Land Service.

Throughout his career, Haynes chaired numerous accreditation review committees and served on the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Executive Committee for three terms. He is a member of the Springhill High School Hall of Fame, the NSU President’s Council, the NSU Graduate N Club and the NSU Sixth Man Club.

Haynes has many fond memories of teaching social studies and physical education, in which planning, organization and coordinating use of facilities with other coaches was key. He and his wife Gene have been married for 57 years and have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.