LSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones to speak to Baton Rouge lawyers at De La Ronde Hall


The Baton Rouge Bar Association will host its June Bar Luncheon today, Friday, June 14, 2013, at De La Ronde Hall (320 Third St.) beginning at 11:45 a.m. The meeting and luncheon will feature as its guest speaker Johnny Jones, LSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach. The meeting will begin with announcements and a welcome from BRBA President Michael S. Walsh.


Jones, who is a DeRidder, La., native, played four years at LSU and was member as a freshman of the 1981 NCAA Final Four team under Coach Dale Brown. Nicknamed “The Bullet,” Jones started 54 career games, led the team in assists as a junior, and was ranked among the top five in the SEC that year. He served 13 years on the coaching staff at LSU, and was on the staff when the Tigers became at that time the first 11-seed to advance to the NCAA Final Four in 1986. Jones is the only person in LSU history to both play and coach in an NCAA Final Four.


Prior to returning to LSU, Jones spent time coaching at Memphis, Ala., and North Texas. In 2010, Jones was named a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top minority coach.


The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the BRBA organized this luncheon. Scotty Chabert is the chairman of the BRBA YLS. Michael S. Walsh, a partner with Lee & Walsh, is president of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Ann Gregorie is the executive director of the BRBA. All three will be in attendance at the June Bar Luncheon.