Bill Franques has worked as the LSU Baseball communications director since 1989. He is the Alex Box Stadium public address announcer and the color analyst on LSU Sports Radio Network broadcasts of baseball road games.
Franques is the producer and co-host of LSU Tiger Tracks, a weekly television program featuring LSU sports personalities, and he works as the host of LSU Sixty, a weekly radio program during football season that features interviews with coaches and administrators.
He serves as managing editor of LSU’s football, men’s basketball and baseball game programs. His LSU football game program has been voted best in the nation by College Sports Information Directors of America, and his baseball media guide has four times been named best in the nation by CoSIDA.
Franques is the athletic department liaison to the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Election Board, which evaluates and votes on nominees for Hall of Fame induction, jersey retirement and recognition by statue.
Franques worked from 1997-2000 as the LSU baseball administrative assistant. His duties included coordinating team travel, organizing fundraising events and booster club meetings, and overseeing office operations.
He received a bachelor of arts degree from LSU in 1985. The Lafayette, La., native is married to the former Yvette Lemoine of Bunkie, La., and they have three children – William, Ben and Madeline.