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 12 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.
Chris Kennedy works at the Louisiana State Archives and is getting his Master of Library and Information Science at LSU.
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 12:15pm – 12:45pm
Location: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
800 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch and eat during the presentation.
Please call (318) 357-2492 for more information.
Free and open to the public