Former JHHS coach Mack Fowler honored at Bayou Jamb Media Day

Former Jonesboro-Hodge High School assistant football and head baseball coach, Mack Fowler, was recognized as one of three recipients of the Bayou Jamb Lifetime Achievement Award at Media Day that was held on Monday. The 28 year veteran who retired in 2006 after spending 13 season as head football coach at Jena High School was at JHHS from 1978-1981.

While speaking with the Jackson Parish Journal Fowler fondly recalled his days as a Tiger.

“What I remember most was the incredible talent we had and also all the wonderful people I worked with. I loved the kids we had. They worked hard and were very coachable. Also words can’t express how much I appreciated “Doc” Robinson for everything he did for me. He was just a super guy and in my mind one of the best educators and administrators there has ever been.”

Fowler graduated from Winnfield High School in 1969 after spending his first two years of high school in Jena. In 1973 he took his first coaching job at Farmerville High School before moving to Mansfield in 1974. From there Fowler came to JHHS where as an assistant was part of the 1978 state championship runner-up team, four district champions and also led the Tiger baseball team to a state semi-final appearance which is still ranks as the best season in JHHS baseball history. In 1982 Fowler became the head football coach at LaSalle High School where he stayed for ten years before going back to his hometown Jena.

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