Kane McGuire
Kane  McGuire

Position:
Assistant Director Athletic Communications

Email:
kmcguire@latech.edu

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Department has won 78 awards in state SID contest since 2002

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06/28/2016

Athletic Communications Ranks Sixth in National Publications Awards

Football game notes tabbed as Best in the Nation

06/27/2016

Athletic Communications Leads State with Eight LSWA Awards

LA Tech brings home four Best in the State honors

Kane McGuire enters his sixth year as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Louisiana Tech University. He is responsible for the publicity and promotion of the men's basketball, women's soccer and women's tennis programs. He also serves as a secondary contact for the Bulldog football program.

McGuire joined the LA Tech staff in July of 2012 after working at Community Trust Bank (now Origin Bank) for five years.

During the last five years at LA Tech, McGuire has worked closely with Bulldog Basketball head coach Eric Konkol and with former head coach Michael White who currently holds the same position at the University of Florida. He has also worked with six all-conference honorees, including Raheem Appleby (three-time all-conference selection), Kenneth `Speedy' Smith (2015 C-USA Player of the Year and AP All-America Honorable Mention), Alex Hamilton (2016 C-USA Player of the Year and AP All-America Honorable Mention), Erik McCree (first team selection) and Jacobi Boykins (third team selection).

McGuire has publicized the Bulldogs on a national level as they have consistently received points in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls which included the first top 25 national ranking in 28 years during the 2012-13 season.

He helped highlight the team's accomplishments with program records such as 29 wins and an 18-game winning streak while winning three conference regular season titles and making four straight postseason appearances.

McGuire has also worked closely with current women's tennis head coach Amanda Stone as well as former head coaches Chad Camper (two-time Louisiana Coach of the Year) and Freddy Gomez and is credited with publicizing all-conference selections in tennis including the program's first ever four-time selection in Alexandra Starkova, as well as Jazmin Britos, Manoela Chiacchio, Vivian ten Dolle and Joanna Nalborska who became the program's first ever conference freshman of the year.

In soccer, he has worked with three-time Louisiana Coach of the Year Kevin Sherry and all-conference players Emily Brennan, Mo Rockwell, Caitlin Updyke, Donya Salomon-Ali, Nomvula Kgoale and Kathryn Sloan. Sloan, a two-time Louisiana Player of the Year, became the first student-athlete in LA Tech history to receive the prestigious honor of CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year for Division I Women's Soccer in 2016.

He also has responsibilities of assisting with football press conferences, keeping track of post-game notes during games and overseeing the production of the football game day programs.

McGuire has performed public addressing for softball and baseball and has provided color commentary for over a dozen men's basketball games alongside LA Tech Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Nitz.

He has won nine awards over the past five years at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association SID contest. His story on defensive tackle Shakeil Lucas and his family's overcoming of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans won third place while his story on wide receiver Hayden Slack and his family's long-standing history as part of the Bulldog football program won second place.

McGuire's men's basketball media guide garnered third place honors in 2016 while his soccer media guide has placed either first or second each of the last three years.

He also serves on the Karl Malone Award Committee which chooses the nation's top collegiate power forward.

The Ruston native is a 2006 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in English.

McGuire resides in Ruston with his wife Kari McGuire of St. Francisville, Louisiana, and his two sons Colin and Owen.

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