LA Tech leads all state schools with three first place finishes
Phillip Pongratz enters his first year as an intern in the Louisiana Tech Media Relations Department.
Pongratz will serve as the primary contact for men's basketball, women's soccer and women's tennis while also assisting with numerous other duties within the department.
The 25-year-old comes to Ruston after working in the UT-Chattanooga Media Relations Department since January of 2009 where he served as a student assistant and intern. During his time at UTC, Pongratz assisted with all phases of the Mocs public relations including serving on the statcrews for a number of sports while also assisting with promotions and game operations.
Pongratz has also assisted with media operations for the 2009 NCAA Division I FCS Championship game, the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, the 2009 and 2011 Southern Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships and the 2009 and 2010 Southern Conference Softball Championships.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Tennessee-Chattanooga in health and human performance in 2009 and his master's of business administration in 2011.