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Louisiana Tech Men's Basketball Coach Mike White and Lady Techsters Head Coach Tyler Summitt will be two of the guest speakers at Tech & Tails VII at the Bossier Civic Center on Friday, May 9th.
Coach Mike White has just completed his third season as head coach of the Bulldogs and what a record breaking season it was!
The `Dogs racked up 29 wins, tying the program record, and in the process won another conference regular season title, this time as a member of C-USA, and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals for just the second time in the school's history.
Two highlight wins of the 29 came on the road against Oklahoma, the second place finisher in the Big 12, and against Georgia, the second place finisher in the SEC.
Tyler Summitt was hired on April 2nd as the sixth head coach of the Lady Techsters. Tyler is the son of legendary Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt and at his press conference Tyler stated:
"The Lady Techsters were the standard in which excellence in women's basketball was measured for so long. I am proud to be a part of this storied program."
Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland made a bold hire that could pay huge dividends for a Lady Techster program that ranks second all-time in wins (1,043), trailing only Tennessee.
Tyler's challenge is to rebuild the storied program back into a conference contender and annual NCAA Tournament participant. Tech's 27 NCAA Tournament appearances ranks fourth all-time although the Lady Techsters have not made an appearance since 2011.
"Tyler represents our philosophy of developing champions in the classroom, on the court and in life," McClelland said. "He grew up in that championship culture, and it is all he knows. His reputation as a great recruiter, a rising young star in the coaching business and a passionate leader is known throughout the nation. We are fortunate to have him lead our women's basketball program into the future."
You will have the chance to meet and talk to both of these exciting young coaches when you attend
Tech & Tails VII and now you can purchase tickets at the following two locations:
4861 Line Avenue
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Bossier City, LA
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Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland
at the South End Zone Groundbreaking Ceremony.
RUSTON - During halftime of Saturday's annual T-Day spring football game, Louisiana Tech President Les Guice and Athletics Director Tommy McClelland did the dirty work.
Along with a host of dignitaries that included University administrators, donors and athletic department personnel, the group participated in the much-anticipated groundbreaking ceremony for Louisiana Tech's south end zone facility at Joe Aillet Stadium.
And although symbolic in nature, the event kicked off the construction of the centerpiece of the University's on-going "Quest for Excellence" campaign geared toward enhancing Louisiana Tech's athletic facilities and putting a stronghold on its place as a top tier institution.
The shovels used to dig into the ceremonial box of dirt located on the south west corner of the stadium didn't do much to change the landscape of the hill that has been a part of the facility since its construction in the late 1960s.
However, McClelland said the real work that could begin as early as Monday will definitely change the landscape for Louisiana Tech - both physically and figuratively.
"Facilities are the lifeblood to a college athletic department, and Louisiana Tech has benefited tremendously by the `Quest for Excellence' campaign," said McClelland. "This facility will elevate our entire athletic department and all of our programs to another level; it will be a game changer for us in so many ways. We know that this project is vitally important to our student-athletes, our student body and our fans. It has taken a lot of hard work by a lot of people to make this state-of-the-art facility a reality. For that we are thankful."
McClelland said that construction of the 70,000-square foot facility which will close the south end of Joe Aillet Stadium is expected to begin as early as Monday with a projected operational date set for August of 2015.
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