Louisiana Hall Of Fame
Female Athlete

Longville's Doris Anita Coleman

Longville H.S. 1957 - 1961
Hazel Walker's Arkansas Travelers 1962-1965 Inducted into Louisiana Hall of Fame 1993

Everyone has a gift. I worked hard to fulfill the gift God gave me and the ability to reach the goal that I had set out to accomplish as a child. What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours.

No one has broken the basketball scoring records set by Doris Coleman at Longville High (1957 - 1961). A three-time Class C all-stater, Coleman earned 4,147 career points and 1,636 in one season. Her efforts rank second overall and fourth for a single season nationwide.

Coleman holds numerous nations prep free-throw records - most made in a career, 1,147; most made in a season, 391; and most made per game in a season, 10.6.

She went on to play professionally with Hazel Walker's Arkansas Travellers.

Production has begun in Hollywood on a film about Ms. Hazel Walker and her Arkansas Travelers.

Team photo of Hazel Walker's Arkansas Travelers, a Women's Professional Basketball Team.
Reunion of the Arkansas Travelers. Left to right - Goose, Toby, Gary Newton (Producer and Script Writer of upcoming movie), Gina, and Doris.
Mrs. Doris Coleman.