Fans Invited to Free 'Coaches Caravan' Ahead of Opener

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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Fans Invited to Free 'Coaches Caravan' Ahead of Opener

BATON ROUGE – Fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will have the opportunity to meet an all-star lineup of LSU head coaches along with vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva on Saturday, September 1. The group will be part of the LSU Coaches Caravan that will make a tour stop at the Omni Forth Worth as part of the weekend’s events culminating in LSU’s season-opener against Miami on Sunday.

The event, which is free and open to the public and media, runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and will feature men’s basketball coach Will Wade, women’s basketball coach Nikki Fargas, gymnastics coach DD Breaux, softball coach Beth Torina and baseball coach Paul Mainieri.

Presented by 104.5 ESPN and Guaranty Broadcasting and sponsored by the Tiger Athletic Foundation and the LSU Alumni Association, the LSU Coaches Caravan will be hosted by Gordy Rush and Jacob Hester and will feature a sidebar Q&A “chalk talk” session with each coach.

Rush and Hester will host the radio show from the Whiskey and Rye Bar, which is located on the first floor
of the Omni Fort Worth. Each coach, along with Alleva, will take a turn on the broadcast.

Chris Blair, the Voice of the LSU Tigers, will moderate the chalk talk session with the coaches as well as the Q&A segment of the event, which will take place in the Cast Iron Restaurant, also located on the first floor of the Omni.

“The Dallas-Fort Worth area is very important to us,” Alleva said. “This is a unique opportunity that will give fans in Texas a chance to interact with these coaches on Saturday and then cheer the Tigers on to victory on Sunday night.”

Fans can also participant in a TAF silent auction, while the LSU Alumni Merchandise Store will be on hand with the latest LSU gear.

For more information on the LSU Coaches Caravan visit www.LSUsports.net and LSUtaf.org.

For one-on-one interview requests, please contact Michael Bonnette at mbonnette@lsu.edu

About the Tiger Athletic Foundation
Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) is a private, nonprofit, corporation dedicated to supporting LSU and its Athletic Program. TAF is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since 1987, TAF’s members have enhanced the lives of every student-athlete on every team by providing financial support for programs and facilities that ensure the opportunity to win in the classroom, on the field, and in life.