TEACHER COACH MENTOR MOTIVATOR
Byron is a former University of Louisiana 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 X All State
AAU All American
’92 & ’94 Sunbelt Championship teams for the University of Louisiana
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 in Louisiana
(Louisiana High Schools Athletic Association)
As A Coach
Byron Starks is set to begin his third year on campus as the head coach of the LSUE Men's Basketball team. Starks joined the Bengals as their first men's basketball coach in March 2018.
Starks has quickly molded LSUE into arguably the premiere junior college program in the state of Louisiana. The Bengals captured the 2019-20 LCCAC Conference Championship, dominating the league with an 8-1 record and average margin of victory of 19 points. LSUE posted its first 20-win campaign (20-6 overall record) including a 14-1 mark inside the HPRE Center.
He was also named the LABC Junior College Coach of the Year.
Under Starks, LSUE had six players earn All-LCCAC accolades in 2019-20 including co-Player of the Year Jonathan Cisse.
In his first year on campus, Starks guided the Bengals to a 14-15 record with three Bengals earning all-LCCAC honors including first-team selections Caleb Starks and Brennan Maddox.
Starks came to LSUE after a successful six-year tenure at Lafayette Christian Academy. The Knights were 170-28 under coach Starks, winning the 2018 and 2017 LHSAA Division IV State Championships. LCA made five consecutive Top 28 appearances.
Louisiana Community College Athletic Conference- LSU Eunice
2021 Region 23 Elite 8
2021 LCCAC Champions
2021 LCCAC Coach of the Year
2020 Louisiana Junior College Coach of the Year
2020 Region 23 Elite 8
2020 LCCAC Champions
2020 LCCAC Coach of the Year
Louisiana High School Athletic Association-Lafayette Christian Academy
'18 LHSAA Division IV-A State Champions
'18 LHSAA District 7-A Champions & Coach of the Year
'17 LHSAA DIVISION IV-A STATE CHAMPIONS
'17 LHSAA District 7-A Champions & Coach of the Year
'16 LHSAA State Semi-finalists
'16 LHSAA District 7-A Champions & Coach of the Year
'15 LHSAA State Finalists
'15 LHSAA District 7-A Champions & Coach of the Year
'14 LHSAA Class A State Coach of the Year
'14 LHSAA State Semi-finalists
'14 LHSAA District 7-A Champions & Coach of the Year
'12 Acadia Parish Coach of the Year
'12 LHSAA State Quarterfinalists
'12 LHSAA District 7-C Champions & Coach of the Year
'11 LHSAA District 7-C Champions & Coach of the Year
'11 Inducted Into U of Louisiana 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 the University of Louisiana and the proud parents of three sons, B.J., Christon, and Caleb. Byron currently coaches at Louisiana State University Eunice and is the Founder and Executive Director of Champions International, Inc.
"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."