Louie Bing, Jr. Inducted March 2007

Biography                      

Personal Information:  Born in Princeton, Florida—December 16, 1938. 
Married to the lovely Viviloria Bing. Together they have five children—Gina, Louie III, Sonja and LaSharne.  Eight grandchildren Shannon, JaVoni, Sesha, Terresha, Setara, Kebra, Kason and Nyajah and one great-grandson—Xavier.

Education: Educated in Miami-Dade County Public School at Mays Elementary, Junior and

Senior High Schools.  He earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Chemistry and Physical Education from Morris Brown College, and a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado.  He also completed postgraduate studies at Florida  A&M University, Tuskegee Institute, Bradley University, the University of Puerto Rico, and Howard University.

 

Hobbies & Interest: Fishing and Track & Field (anything and everything to do with the sport).  Always helping the youth to pursue their dreams, whether academically or spiritually.

 

Accomplishments: While in college, the following honors were bestowed upon him:  Morris Brown Hall of Fame, All SIAC, 100% Wrong Club Athlete of the Year, All American.   His professional affiliations include: served 10 terms as the GMAC County Track Chairman, 23 terms as the FACA District Tract Chairman, 3 years as NHSAC Regional Representative, FACA Broad of Directors, Dade County Science Teachers Association  (former vice-president), United Teacher of Dade County, National Science Teachers Association, and the Florida State Science Teachers Association.

 

His coaching achievements and awards are numerous—FACA Hall of Fame.  Florida Track Hall of Fame, FACA Meritorious Service Award, FIAA Coach of the Year, 3-time FACA Coach of the Year—1968, 1969, and 1970, National Coach of Year Award, eight-time Dade County Coach of the Year, 10 GMAC Conference Track Championships, 13 District Track Championships, 9 Regional Track Championships, 4 State Championship (1-FIAA) 4 indoor track championships, 44 Invitaional Meet Track Championships, and a coaching record of 303-21 (a record even Eddie Robinson—Gambling State—and Joe Paterno—Penn State) would wish and hope for as coaches.  Received “Community  Bridge Builders Award” - 2001.  Jimmie Carnes Lifetime Achievement Award—2001.

 

 

Advisor for Louie Bing Scholarship Fund, Inc. (founded in 1988).  The Louie Bing

   South Florida Invitational Track Meet is named in his honor.  Miami Northwestern Senior HighSchool Track was decicted as and named the Louie Bing Track and Field on November 8, 2001.

 

Personal Philosophy: “Don’t count our youth out.  They too will find a way to succeed.”