Max Causey Joins LA Tech Sports Network This Fall

Max Causey

June 6, 2011

RUSTON, LA. (June 6, 2011) - Louisiana Tech Athletics and its multimedia rights holder, LA Tech Sports Properties, announced today that former Bulldog quarterback Max Causey will join the LA Tech Sports Network this fall as the sideline reporter for the majority of football games.

"I am very excited to add Max to the LA Tech Sports Network broadcast team," said LA Tech Sports Properties General Manager Mason Ellenberger. "Being a former Bulldog player and Tech graduate, he adds yet another perspective to the broadcast that will continue to enhance the listener's game-day experience. Our goal is to have one of the country's top radio broadcast teams, and I believe we do."

Causey has strong ties to Louisiana Tech football with numerous relatives playing and coaching in the program, including his father John (1971-73), his cousin Mike (1983-85), and uncles Walter (1966-68) and Tom (1958-60). He is also the grandson of Bulldog coaching legend and Hall of Famer Maxie Lambright.

Causey, who lettered for the Bulldogs from 1999-2003, will serve as the sideline reporter for all Tech home games and selected road games. Benny Thornell, who has been a member of the LA Tech Radio Network in different capacities for more than a decade, will serve as the statistician for those games while serving as the sideline reporter for the remaining contests.

The duo will join legendary play-by-play announcer Dave Nitz and newly-named color analyst Teddy Allen on the team for the 2011 season.

"I am thrilled to be joining Dave, Teddy and the rest of the LA Tech Sports Network team," Causey said. "As a former player, I hope to share valuable football insight with Tech fans around the country. Dave is one of the premier play-by-play announcers in the game today, and I can't wait to begin working with him and the crew."

Causey played quarterback for the Bulldogs during his career while also serving as the holder for current Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee. In 2001, Causey was instrumental in Tech's WAC Championship run as he led the Bulldogs to the game-winning drive in a 45-42 road win at Nevada.



After earning Academic All-WAC honors three times and graduating magna cum laude in less than four years, Causey earned his MBA during his senior season. Upon graduation, he joined the workforce and accepted a position at Merrill Lynch in 2004. Currently, he is a financial advisor with the company in Shreveport and recently received the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation. He is a multiple winner of the Focus on Growth award given annually to the top Merrill Lynch advisors.

Causey's first appearance as part of the LA Tech Sports Network team will be Sept. 3 when the Bulldogs travel to face Southern Miss in Hattiesburg.

Tech opens the home portion of its schedule Sept. 10 against Central Arkansas. Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Tech Ticket Office at 318-257-3631, emailing or logging onto

LA Tech Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations. The company also titles the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, oversees the marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide.

It is an operating unit of Learfield Communications, Inc., which made its initial foray into the world of sports marketing in 1975 as the radio rights holder for the University of Missouri, a client still today. For more about the company and its complete portfolio, visit


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