Hosted by former McNeese State sports information assistant and two-time author Hunter Bower, The Louisiana Sports Download is a podcast focused on providing in-depth interviews, stories and other tidbits about sports in the great state of Louisiana.
On this week's episode, we talk to the head coach of the ULM Women's Basketball team, Brooks Donald Williams, about growing up playing basketball in a small town in South Louisiana and discuss here college coaching career, including her championship-winning tenure at McNeese. Williams' Cowgirl teams broke numerous records during her time in Lake Charles, including six straight postseason tournament trips. She is natural-born leader, a master-motivator and culture-builder. Join as for another episode of the Louisiana Sports Download!
This week's episode features state championship winning football coach, Dennis Dunn, as we talk about his legendary coaching career throughout the state of Louisiana. Dunn rose to prominence as the head football coach at Evangel Christian, where he led the Eagles to nine state titles as well as a National Championship in 1999. From there he entered the college ranks as the head guy at Louisiana College before returning to the high school ranks. We discuss his career, the LHSAA split and more!
We switch sides in this week's episode as we talk to St. Louis Catholic athletic director, Pat Neck, about the LHSAA split. Coach Neck talks about the views from the select (private school) side of the issue as well as what could be done to bring all schools back together for the common good of high school sports in Louisiana.
On this week's episode, we chat with LSU baseball skipper Paul Mainieri, beginning with growing up as a son of a Hall of Fame baseball coach, his collegiate playing days as well as his legendary coaching career at perennial programs such as Notre Dame and LSU. There may also be a discussion about a "Rally Possum" included! Be sure to check out this great interview with the 2009 National Championship and Hall of Fame coach.
IT FINALLY HAPPENED! The state of Louisiana has its first junior college football team as the Louisiana Community Christian Huskies are set to debut in the fall. We talk with the program's first head coach, Seth Johnson, on his path to LCC plus the challenges and rewards he has experienced while working hard to field the first JUCO football squad in the history of the state.
We continue our talks about the history of the LHSAA Private/Public Split in the second episode of the Louisiana Sports download Podcast. This time we sit down with Hahnville head football coach & 2013 National High School Coach of the Year Dominic Saltaformaggio, who brings forward a perspective from the public school side. We also talk about Coach Formaggio's different stops around the state as well as what it takes to motivates today's youth.
The Louisiana Sports Download kicks off with one of the most controversial sports topics in the history of Louisiana.... The LHSAA Split. Show host Hunter Bower talks to ESPN 104.5 & Louisiana Prep Scoreboard host Todd Black about the history of this event as both dive into the issues surrounding the split among public and private high schools.
What's up fellow sports fan! We are excited to bring you the Louisiana Sports Download! This podcast will feature exciting, in-depth interviews as well as other tidbits surrounding sports on all levels within the great state of Louisiana. The first episode drops soon so go ahead and subscribe on whichever platform that you enjoy your podcasts!