Lincoln Parish and Louisiana Tech University have long been known for the athletes they produce, so it’s fitting that the Ruston Daily Leader is feeling in a Hall of Fame mood this week.
That’s because two parish products were inducted to the N-Club Hall of Fame at Northwestern State University last weekend in Natchitoches, and five more will be inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday.
At NSU, it was former RHS and NSU standout (and current Bearcats head football coach) Brad Laird and former NSU (and Tech) head coach A.L. Williams who were honored.
Every now and again, teachers become the students.
That was the case for more than 50 Lincoln Parish School coaches as they had to do a little bit of exercise as well.
In a partnership with the Louisiana Tech University Department of Kinesiology, Kindergarten through 12th grade Lincoln Parish coaches worked with professors in a program that taught coaches safety, nutrition, exercise methods, leadership and different training exercise.
Tech Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Braden Romer said the program began as a component of the Lincoln Parish professional development plan.
Some locals have been ready for the holidays since they ended last year. Others are still having trouble getting into the yuletide spirit. Either way, the next couple of weeks are ripe with opportunities for Lincoln Parish residents to get into the mood for the holidays.