Dr. Donna Thomas started college late, after already starting a family, and she never looked back. In this episode, she recounts her days pursuing her degrees while trying to find her way and prepare for the next steps. She talks about her past and present roles and how her previous position differs from her current […]
51. Talvin Hester: The Guys to Root For
Talvin Hester may be new to his role as Head Coach of the Louisiana Tech Dunkin’ Dogs, but he’s called Ruston home before and is proud to call it home again. In this episode, he talks about the highs and lows of his coaching journey, the strengths of his team in preparation for the upcoming […]
45. Amber Burdge: The Student Side of Student-Athletes
Dr. Amber Burdge wears many hats. Her primary role as Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Success Services is to foster the classroom achievements of the never-ending flow of Bulldogs and Lady Techsters that call our campus home. She also teaches these same students and more, working as an adjunct professor on top of these other […]
32. Brooke Stoehr: A Coach’s Leadership Lessons
The head coach of the Lady Techsters, Brooke Stoehr, joins us for this episode just in time for the 2021-22 basketball season. A Techster through and through, Coach Stoehr talks about transitioning from a player under the legendary Leon Barmore to a head coach and what lessons she’s taken from both those periods of her […]
Q&A with Dr. Eric Wood, Tech’s newest Vice President and Director of Athletics
Malcolm Butler, Associate AD for Athletic Communications, visited with Dr. Eric Wood immediately after his hiring to talk about what led him and his family to Ruston, his passion for guiding student-athletes to excellence, and his vision for Louisiana Tech athletics.
A different kind of March Madness: That time COVID canceled sports
Late morning, Thursday, March 12. Winter was fading, the first day of spring only a week away. Louisiana Tech’s Lady Techsters basketball team had won its opening game of the Conference USA postseason tournament in Frisco, Texas and was only moments away from playing in the Round Two.