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Who Is Byron Starks?


Byron is a former UL-Lafayette basketball star. His high school and college accomplishments are impressive:

As A Player

’89 & ’90 State Championships for Grambling High School

Scored 42 pts. in '90 State Championship Game

'90 State Tournament MVP

2 Time All State

AAU All American

’92 & ’94 Sunbelt Championship teams for UL-Lafayette

2 NCAA Berths.

'92 Chevrolet Player of the Game vs. Oklahoma

'03 Honored by the LHSAA Top 28 for his contribution to the game of basketball
(Louisiana High Schools Athletic Association)

As A Coach

'14 LHSAA Class A State Coach of the Year

'14 LHSAA District 7-A Champions & Coach of the Year

'12 Acadia Parish Coach of the Year

'12 LHSAA District 7-C Champions & Coach of the Year

'11 LHSAA District 7-C  Champions & Coach of the Year

'11 Inducted Into UL-Lafayette Athletic Hall of Fame

'08 LHSAA District 7-C  Champions & Coach of the Year

'06 LHSAA District 7-C  Champions & Coach of the Year



As A Family Man

Byron and his wife Angel are both graduates of UL-Lafayette and the proud parents of 3 sons, B.J., Christon, and Caleb.  Along with his day-to-day responsibities as founder and executive director of Champions International, Inc. , Byron still finds time to coach the game he loves.  He currently coaches at Lafayette Christian Academy in Lafayette, LA.


"I have personally followed Byron Starks during his basketball A.A.U. days, his collegiate career, plus his teaching and coaching career.  Byron's a fine young Christian man with outstanding potential in any field of endeavor he might pursue.  He would be a tremendous asset to any company or employer by the positive influence he has on those he comes in contact with.  His ability to relate to his basketball team and the many children that he touches during his summer basketball clinics is a true indication of his character and dedication to others.  This young man will be an asset in any environment because of his dedication to his family and his ability to reach out to others."

Beryl Shipley
The winningest coach in UL-Lafayette Men's Basketball History