LA Tech announces contract extension for Lane Burroughs
RUSTON, La (LA Tech Athletic Communications) — The “Lane Train” doesn’t stop.
Louisiana Tech vice president and athletic director Dr. Eric A. Wood announced Thursday that Bulldog Baseball head coach Lane Burroughs has signed a new contract extension through the 2026-27 season. .
The contract extension is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Supervisory Board.
Burroughs, who just finished his sixth season at LA Tech with a 43-21 overall record, an American Conference tournament title and a second consecutive appearance in the NCAA region, is back on another full contract from five years.
“The success that Lane and his baseball program have had during his tenure as head coach, especially over the past two years, is incredible. Consecutive appearances in the NCAA region with 85 combined wins to accompany a regular season and an American Conference tournament title.This program is running full steam ahead right now.
“This commitment to Lane is not only a reflection of the team’s performance on the pitch but off the pitch as well. He continues to represent our institution in a first class manner and we are behind him 100 per cent. as he leads LA Tech Baseball into the future.
The Diamond ‘Dogs earned the automatic bid for the 2022 NCAA Regionals (10th overall appearance in program history) after winning the C-USA Baseball Championship with a 9-8 win over UTSA in the Finals, giving the team its first conference playoff title since 1987.
After earning the No. 16 national seed at the 2021 NCAA Regionals, it was the first time since 1986 and 1987 that the Bulldogs had appeared in a region in back-to-back seasons. The 43 total wins, including two wins over LSU nationally, are tied for second most in school history.
“One of my greatest honors was leading the Bulldogs as head baseball coach at Louisiana Tech,” Burroughs said. “My family and I love Ruston and this great university. Myself, our staff and the players are committed to continuing the hard work and achieving our ultimate goal of bringing this program to Omaha.
In his six seasons at the helm, Burroughs amassed an overall record of 205-111 while producing 25 All-Conference USA selections. Last season, six Bulldogs earned All-Conference USA honors as Taylor Young, Cole McConnell and Kyle Crigger were named first team and Jorge Corona, Cade Gibson and Ryan Harland were named second team. Its program has also had nine C-USA All-Academic winners as well as five Academic All-American selections, including Jonathan Fincher and Steele Netterville who are two consecutive winners (fourth and fifth LA Tech student-athletes to earn multiple Academic All-America Honors ).