B. Temple, Jr., graduated from LSU with bachelor's and master's degrees in
education in 1974 and 1979, respectively. A three-year letterman on the Tiger
Basketball team, he earned All-SEC and Academic All-SEC honors and was the
University's first African-American basketball player. From 1974-76 he played
professional basketball with the San Antonio spurs and the Seattle Supersonics.
native of Kentwood, La., Temple is the owner and executive director of Harmony
Center, Inc., a system of residential health and mental health facilities
serving foster children, the developmentally disabled, and adjudicated youth
has served on the board of directors of the LSU Alumni Association, Tiger
Athletic Foundation, National L Club, and LSU Junior Division Advisory Board.
He was one of fifteen basketball players voted by fans to the All-Century Team
and named National Club Member of the Year. He has coached and mentored some of
LSU's top athletes, including Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics, Tyrus Thomas of
the Chicago Bulls, and Early Doucet of the Arizona Cardinals.
served as chairman of the Baton Rouge Park and Recreation Commission when it
received the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence and serves on
the boards of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Greater Baton Rouge Port
Commission, Baton Rouge Sports Foundation, East Baton Rouge Parish Planning and
Zoning Commission, and was a founding board member of the Big Buddy Program and
BREC Sports Academy, formerly known as the Baton Rouge Sports Academy. He is a
member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Zion First Baptist Church.
is married to Baton Rouge City Court Judge Kelli Temple and the father of three
sons, Collis III, Elliott, and Garrett, and a daughter, Colleen.