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Coach Johnny Haynes

July 18, 1931 — January 15, 2024

Coach Johnny Haynes

Johnny Houston Haynes, 92, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, and was born July 18, 1931. He was known as Coach Johnny Haynes but to most he was “Coach”.

Coach Haynes played Varsity football for four years and was on the varsity track team for two years at Springhill High School. He was inducted into the Springhill High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Coach Haynes graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1953 with a Major in Health and P.E. and a Minor in Math and graduated Stephen F. Austin in 1964 with a Master of Education Degree. Plus-30 graduate hours attained NSU in 1973.

He was employed at Logansport High School, DeSoto Parish, La. from 1954-84. In 1954-76 he was the Head Football and Track Coach teaching Algebra I and II and Geometry; 1976-77 served as Athletic Director; 1977-79 served as Principal for grades K-12; 1979-84 served as Principal for grades 7 -12.  He was a Class A Representative on the LHS Athletic Association Executive Committee 6 years (1977-84); an elective position every 2 years. Coach Haynes was proud to serve as the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's representative on the Logansport High School Coaches Association Executive Council (1979-80). In 1984 he retired in Louisiana.

After his retirement in Louisiana, he then went to work as Math Teacher at Beckville High School, Beckville ISD, Texas from 1984-94. He served as President of Beckville Classroom Teachers Association from 1989-91. He was voted, by the students, as "Outstanding Teacher" at Beckville High School for the years 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1993-94. He then retired from Texas in 1994.

Coach Haynes went back to DeSoto Parish working as Assistant Principal at North DeSoto High School from 1994-96; 1996-97 part time math teacher as N.D.H.S.; 1994-97 Head Coach and Athletic Director at North DeSoto Jr. High School, 1996-97 the football team was undefeated with a record of (9-0).

He was a school board member for 15 years in DeSoto Parish where he served as president for four years, vice president for four years, and six years on the finance committee. Coach Haynes worked checking wells for Register Oil Field Company for 20 years.

Preceded in death by his wife, Monteen Haynes; parents, Clyde Haynes and Avie Johnson; sister, Anna Ruth Haynes; stepfather, Ray Johnson; and granddaughter, Jennifer Haynes.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Stan Haynes, and Dudley Haynes and wife Debbie; daughter, Kathy Barton and husband Mike; grandchildren, Katie Tamplin and husband Wade, Blake Haynes, Whitney Haynes, Amber Haynes, Brandon Jones and wife Katie, Sadie Paige DeRosa and husband Jonathan, and Hayden Barton; and eight great-grandchildren.

Honoring Coach Haynes as pallbearers will be Blake Haynes, Eli Haynes, Bentley Haynes, Bryce Tamplin, Hayden Barton, and Brandon Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Tamplin, Jonathan DeRosa, and Micheal Gibson.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Coach Johnny Haynes will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Logansport High School Gymnasium, 17228 LA-5, Logansport, Louisiana. Bro. Rusty Hall and Rev. Nancy Wofford will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at O.E. Price Cemetery, Logansport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the gym.

Reception to follow at Big Zach’s Restaurant in Logansport, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First United Methodist Church Logansport Building and Believing Fund. Text the Keyword “build” to 1-888-444-8774 or mail to P.O. Box 177, Logansport, Louisiana 71049.

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