Allstate Sugar Bowl Celebrates Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 at Awards Banquet

NEW ORLEANS — The Allstate Sugar Bowl celebrated the New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 at its awards banquet at Caesars Superdome tonight.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and honor great athletes from the New Orleans area and across the state. Whenever you recognize young people for outstanding performances, it’s fun for us to be a part of it. There is also a scholarship component that we are doing here tonight. We have young girls who have done well in class as well as in their sports activities. Being able to give them a little help as they head off to college is also very special,” said Jeff Hundley, CEO of Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2022 includes New Orleans Saints great Marques Colston, former Tulane star Shaun King, Ashley Brignac, Billy Ray Hobley, Carvie Upshaw and Johnny Wright.

The 2021-22 Awards Banquet also served as an evening to recognize this year’s winners:

Jimmy Collins Special Awards: Loyola Men’s Basketball and St. Charles Catholic Athletics

Outstanding Boys Prep Coach of the Year, New Orleans: Wayne Stein, St. Charles Catholic Football/Baseball

Outstanding Girls Prep Coach of the Year, New Orleans: Becky Lambert, Archbishop Hannan Softball

Outstanding Amateur Female Athlete, New Orleans: Alia Armstrong, LSU Track & Field

Outstanding Male Amateur Athlete, New Orleans: Zach Wrightsil, Loyola Basketball

Eddie Robinson Award: Ronald “Hendu” Henderson

Outstanding Boys Prep Team, New Orleans: Brother Martin Bowling

Outstanding Women’s Prep Team, New Orleans: Ponchatoula Basketball

Outstanding College Coach, Louisiana: Stacey Hollowell, Loyola Men’s Basketball

2022 New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Ashley Brignac, Softball

Inducted into the New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 2022: Marques Colston, football

2022 New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Billy Ray Hobley, Basketball

2022 New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Shaun King, Football

2022 New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Carvie Upshaw, basketball

2022 New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Johnny Wright, Baseball

Corbett Award – Female: Alia Armstrong, LSU Track & Field

Corbett Award – Male: Zach Wrightsil, Loyola Basketball

{list courtesy of the Allstate Sugar Bowl}

The next big event the Allstate Sugar Bowl is set to be a part of at Caesars Superdome will be the Florida State vs. LSU football game to be played on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m.

You can see full coverage of this game on WGNO.

Rachel J. Bradford