A&F Newsletter

Spring 2007


J.C. Louderback '54 to receive Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award

J.C. Louderback, a 1954 graduate of Arkansas City Junior College, was selected as the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Tiger Alumni Award. Louderback will receive the award at Cowley College’s commencement ceremony held May 5 in W.S. Scott Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.

At ACJC, he was a state doubles champion and captain of the tennis team. In football, he was the team captain and named the squad’s Most Inspirational Player, along with being named an all-conference quarterback. He was also the captain of the basketball team, which finished second in the nation in the 1952-53 season.

After graduating from Wichita State University in 1957, he coached the Cowley men’s tennis team to state championships in 1957, 1958, and 1959; and led the Tigers to a national runner-up finish in 1958. He was a Master Teacher for Unified School District 470 in 1984, and served as math instructor and boy’s tennis coach for Arkansas City High School for 36 years winning Kansas State team titles in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He was inducted into the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994, was inducted into the Kansas Coaches Hall of Fame for tennis in 1997, and was inducted into the Missouri Valley Tennis Association Hall of Fame in 1998. He was induced into the first class of the Tiger Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

He also had a brief four-year stint as ACHS head basketball coach and girls tennis coach, and served as an assistant football coach at ACHS for 22 years.

Louderback was voted national high school regional tennis coach of the year twice and Kansas state high school tennis coach of the year four times.