Both individuals will be beginning their third year at LA Tech
Keith Bunch enters his seventh year at Louisiana Tech as assistant athletics director where he oversees the University's sports medicine department while serving as the primary contact for the Bulldog football program.
Bunch came to Ruston in the summer of 2007 following a two-year stint as the associate head athletic trainer at Presbyterian College where he worked primarily with the Blue Hose football program. Prior to his time at PC, Bunch worked one year at Carolina Sportscare and Physical Therapy Clinic in Beaufort, S.C., while working with the area high school outreach program.
The 2002 graduate of the College of Charleston oversees a sports medicine department that works with Louisiana Tech's student-athletes from all 16 NCAA sanctioned programs.
Since his arrival on campus, Bunch has been instrumental in spearheading a number of improvements in the Sports Medicine Department. Some of these improvements include renovations and upgrades to the athletic training rooms in both the Charles Wyly Athletic Complex and the Thomas Assembly Center, the creation of additional positions within the sports medicine staff, and the creation of Docs for Dogs -- a team of local specialty doctors that serve all of the LA Tech student-athletes.
Bunch earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training at the College of Charleston where he worked with the Cougars' women's soccer and baseball programs. While working on his bachelor's degree, Bunch completed a pair of internships with The Citadel football program in the fall of 2001 and Wando High School during the spring of 2002.
The Lodge, S.C., native earned his master's degree in higher education administration with a minor in sports management from Auburn in May of 2004. Bunch worked closely with the Tigers' football program during that time.
Bunch is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and the Louisiana Athletic Trainers' Association (LATA).