Louis Dunbar

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Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar
Born (1953-08-08) August 8, 1953 (age 65)
Minden, Louisiana
Alma mater

Webster High School in Minden, Louisiana

University of Houston
Occupation Basketball coach
Spouse(s) Victoria Martinez Dunbar
Children Louis James Dunbar II, Ashlynn Dior Dunbar

Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar (born August 8, 1953) is the Director of Player Personnel, a coach, and a former 27-year veteran basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Dunbar was born in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana, and played basketball for the former African American Webster High School (since consolidated into Minden High School). His father, Louis Dunbar Sr., was a deputy for Sheriff O.H. Haynes Jr., the father of the Minden football star Fred Haynes.

Lou played for the University of Houston from 1972 to 1975.

He served as a boys’ basketball coach in the Houston area and conducted private basketball lessons. He has also coached at First Presbyterian School.

Dunbar is a member of "Legends of Basketball", the National Basketball Retired Players Association.[1] He was inducted into the University of Houston Hall of Honor on Nov. 15, 2008.[2]


  1. ^ Legends of Basketball - Member Listing Archived 2006-11-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Legends". Harlem Globetrotters/Legends. Retrieved 2018-09-16.

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