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Fred Hobdy

Sport: Coach

Induction Year: 1994

Fred Hobdy is the state's all-time winningest college basketball coach and led Grambling to the 1961 NAIA championship. He was Grambling's head coach for 30 years (1956-86) with a 567-287 (.664) record. He won 10 conference championships (8 in the Southwestern Athletic, 2 in the Midwest), led the Tigers to 14 national tournaments (including the major college NIT in 1980) and won the 1961 NAIA title. His Tiger teams won six regional or district NCAA or NAIA titles. He is credited with discovering and launching the career of all-time great Willis Reed.

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