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College baseball: Tech coach Burroughs signs new five-year contract

by Russell Hedges

By Branford Clay, Louisiana Tech Associate Director Strategic Communications

Louisiana Tech head baseball coach, Lane Burroughs, has been signed to a new five-year contract which extends Burroughs through 2029, the school announced on Friday. 

Burroughs led the Diamond Dogs to a 45-19 record in 2024 while earning CUSA Co-Coach of the Year enroute to a CUSA Regular Season Title and NCAA Regional appearance. His Coach of the Year honor is Tech’s first since joining Conference USA. 

The Bulldogs held a CUSA-best 11-1 record at home while securing a 30-7 record in the Love Shack, which tied the most wins at home since 1988. He also secured the second-most wins in a single season with 45. 

Burroughs has led Louisiana Tech to three NCAA Regionals in the last four years along with three CUSA Conference Championships. 

Under his leadership in eight seasons at Louisiana Tech, Burroughs has produced 11 of the program’s 14 All-Americans, including Parker Bates, Taylor Young, and Ethan Bates, who have earned multiple All-American honors at Louisiana Tech.

The contract is pending approval of the University of Louisiana System Board of Directors. 

Burroughs on his extension:

” I would like to thank Dr. Henderson and Ryan Ivey for believing in me and our program and trusting us to continue leading the Bulldogs at the Love Shack for the next five years.  I say it all the time and truly mean it, that being the Head Baseball coach at Louisiana Tech is one the highest honors of my life.  We take our job and the responsibilities that come with that very seriously.”

” My family and I love the Ruston community and our great university. We are forever grateful to the people we have met and the friends we have made while being at Tech.  Our fans, alumni, and season ticket holders have continued to support us at an unprecedented level.”

” It is so great to see what we have all built together the last eight years through hard work, great players, tremendous coaches, loyal fans, and a supportive administration. We are looking forward to a brighter future and continuing to build and grow Louisiana Tech Baseball.”

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