Donald Loucks began his coaching career in 1936 at the University School of Florida State College for Women where he coached all sports. This was the beginning of an association with Florida State
which crossed six decades, 1936-1980, ending in his retirement as Professor Emeritus of Physical Education. In 1942, while serving as an officer in the Army, he stationed at West Point where he
coached plebe basketball ball and tennis.|
In 1947, Donald Loucks was the first FSU basketball coach and a year later was named the school's first tennis coach. His basketball team scored the first athletic victory (12/10/47) in Florida State
history. His tennis team was the first athletic team to have a winning season. The varsity tennis courts were named for him in 1981.
Donald Loucks served as Dean of Men at FSU from 1957-1967. His record is one of leadership, service and devotion to Florida State University.