Louisiana Tech's Joe Aillet

Louisiana Tech's Joe Aillet

by Christopher A. Kennedy
Louisiana Tech's Joe Aillet

Louisiana Tech's Joe Aillet

by Christopher A. Kennedy


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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 twelve 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-held 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467152334
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/15/2022
Series: Sports
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Christopher Alan Kennedy is a student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at LSU. He earned a BA in history, minoring in English, at Louisiana Tech University (2018) and a Master of Arts degree in teaching from LA Tech (2020). He enjoys his current employment as administrative coordinator at the Louisiana State Archives and gaining further experience volunteering at other archives and museums.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Les Guice 9

Preface 11

Acknowledgements 13

1 A New York Child Finds His Home 15

2 A Holy Cross Education 19

3 College Years 23

4 Back Home 31

5 Coaching the Golden Tor 34

6 New Job, Another Undefeated Season 41

7 Another New Job, Building a Church 44

8 Accomplishments at Louisiana Tech 52

9 Player-Coach Relationships 66

10 Growls, Barks and Bites 106

11 Golf Coach 122

12 Life After Football 126

Notes 147

About the Author 171

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