Brian Mackay joins head coach Teresa Weatherspoon and the Lady Techster basketball family this year as the director of basketball operations.
Mackay's main responsibilities at Louisiana Tech will include supervising all social media aspects of the Lady Techster program including digital media, handling all video components, and overseeing team travel and all the day-to-day administrative duties.
"What an awesome young man," Weatherspoon said. "It has been an honor to get to know him and have him as part of our staff. He has involved in the game of women's basketball for years. He loves the sport of basketball, but he is so passionate about the women's game. He knows the history of our program and understands our vision.
"He knows ways that he can help us promote the program through social media. He can help our players understand the importance of it and how to use it professionally. He is a hard worker and will complete every task he is assigned. He is very well-organized and has a lot of structure. That is what I needed in this position. He will be passionate about his job on a daily basis."
Prior to coming to Ruston, Mackay spent the past four years as the coordinator of video services for the Ole Miss Rebel basketball program where his responsibilities included film exchange, video editing, working alongside the coaching staff with opponent scout films and the production of highlight films.
He also served as the liaison between the women's basketball team and Ole Miss alumni, the strength & conditioning department and the academic department. Mackay was also responsible for all of the Ole Miss women's basketball social media platforms.
Mackay also served as a student manager for the Rebel basketball program from 2004 through 2007 - including the program's run to the Elite Eight in 2007 - while earning his bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations in 2008.
A native of Pass Christian, Miss., Mackay's family has longtime ties to the state of Mississippi and Ole Miss as his father David played high school basketball for legendary Rebel coach Van Chancellor while his mother Connie played for Van Chancellor at Ole Miss.