Atley Donald

Truly an extraordinary athlete with great competitive skills, this Downsville, La., native was a baseball standout here in 1930, 1931 and 1933, missing the 1932 season with an eye injury. After departing Tech, Donald ventured to Florida asking for a tryout with the New York Yankees. Duly impressed with a fast ball clocked at nearly 100 miles per hour, the Yankees signed Atley and he eventually played on four World Series champions. He set a major league record as a rookie by winning his first 12 games and went on to compile a 66-33 record in 7 ½ major league seasons. An arm operation forced him to retire in 1945, after which he became an outstanding scout for the Yankees for over 30 years.

Happening Now

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


Learfield sponsor logo


Louisiana Tech Mission Statement header

Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do.

Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit.

Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.

Win with integrity.

Louisiana Tech University header

Tier 1 National University
#1 In Nation
Least average amount of student debt at graduation - Public National Universities
#1 In Louisiana
  • Highest average mid-career salaries for graduates
  • Providing graduates with highest % ROI on their college education
  • Low-cost colleges with highest starting salaries for graduates.
  • Ticketmaster logo

    : @LATechTickets
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F
    Phone: (318) 257-3631
    Fax: (318) 257-4437
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3046, Ruston, LA 71272
    Shipping Address: 1650 West Alabama, Ruston, LA 71270
    Location: Thomas Assembly Center Concourse Level Room 205