Louisiana Tech's Joe Aillet

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Joe Aillet is a Louisiana Tech football icon, with a stadium named in his honor. During a tenure that stretched north of a quarter century, his teams won 151 games and twelve championships. He mentored greats including Leo Sanford, Tom Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Phil Robertson and Terry Bradshaw along the way. Yet he remains an underappreciated figure whose off-field biography rivals his sideline career. He was an uncommon coach, a reserved scholar who quoted Shakespeare during practice and kept in touch with players overseas during World War II. Author Christopher A. Kennedy illuminates the full picture of this Louisiana Tech legend, from his against-the-odds childhood to the eleven championships he won as a golf coach.
ISBN: 9781467152334
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Louisiana
Series: Sports
Images: 61
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Christopher Alan Kennedy is a student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at LSU. He earned a BA in history, minoring in English, at Louisiana Tech University (2018) and a Master of Arts degree in teaching from LA Tech (2020). He enjoys his current employment as administrative coordinator at the Louisiana State Archives and gaining further experience volunteering at other archives and museums.
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