129 Buena Vista Drive
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Derwood sent the information below for the 2001 Shipley Reunion and it is being used as his Living Memorial for the Coach Shipley Tribute. Posted by Dr. Ed Dugas on Oct. 1, 2017.
Married Ann Gibson (SLI, 1959) in 1958. Three children: Rebecca, Cynthia, and Trey. Six grandchildren.
I graduated from Shongaloo High School, Shongaloo, La. in l954 and was encouraged to attend SLI by family friends who lived in Lafayette. I played for three years under Coach Reinhardt and for one year under Coach Shipley.
After overcoming the cultural shock of Cajun country, I thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of SLI and Lafayette. I'm very appreciative of the career preparation that I received. The discipline and sense of fairness exhibited by Coach Shipley has been a positive influence upon my career as teacher, coach and administrator. I hold the highest respect for him as a coach and friend.
B.S. (SLI-l958), M.Ed. (SLI-1959), Ed; D. (NSU-1974)
Louisiana Public Schools (Teacher, Coach, Principal, Superintendent � 1959-l996)
Assistant Professor-Educational Leadership-Northwestern State University (1997-present)