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Burroughs introduced as new head baseball coach

July 1, 2016
Lane Burroughs introduced as eigLane Burroughs was introduced as the new head coach of Bulldog baseball last week at the Davison Athletic Complex after the departure of former coach Greg Goff. – Photo by Donny Crowe/LA Tech Communications

Lane Burroughs introduced as eigLane Burroughs was introduced as the new head coach of Bulldog baseball last week at the Davison Athletic Complex after the departure of former coach Greg Goff. – Photo by Donny Crowe/LA Tech Communications

 

 

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Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland introduced Lane Burroughs as the eighth head coach of the Bulldog baseball program during a Wednesday press conference in the Jarrell Room of the Davison Athletics Complex.

 

 

Burroughs joins the Tech family after spending the past four years as the head baseball coach at Northwestern State University, where he compiled 113 wins and led the Demons to three straight 30-win seasons from 2014-16.

 

 

In his final three seasons in Natchitoches, Burroughs guided Northwestern State to a 97-73 record and qualified for the Southland Conference Tournament each year, while the Demons averaged 19.7 conference wins in that span.

 

 

“We were focused and committed to finding a coach that could build on the success that the baseball team had this past season,” McClelland said. “We wanted a coach that would embody all of the qualities of a leader that we have come to expect at Louisiana Tech.”

 

 

Burroughs replaces Greg Goff, who led  Tech to a 67-47 record in two seasons and the program’s first NCAA Regional appearance in 29 years before accepting the position of head coach at the University of Alabama last week.

 

 

In 2016, the Meridian, Mississippi, native led Northwestern State to a 33-24 record, while the Demons recorded back-to-back seasons of 20 Southland Conference victories and ended the season No. 47 in the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

 

 

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to be the head baseball coach at Louisiana Tech for a program with such a rich history,” Burroughs said.

 

 

“This is the place I want to be and it is the right time for our family. This baseball program is in a great place and we have a great foundation to build on moving forward. I cannot wait to get started right off the bat and hit the ground running. My family and I are excited about joining this community and building relationships with the people of Ruston starting today.”

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