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THIS IS ULM WARHAWK ATHLETICS Kandace Causey SOFTBALL Fired two no-hitters including the ﬁrst in Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship history in a 5-0 shutout of Troy. Heather Davis TRACK & FIELD - HIGH JUMP Two-time Sun Belt Outdoor Women’s High Jump Champion and two-time NCAA National Qualiﬁer. Women’s Basketball Hosted ﬁrst-round game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament after ﬁnishing the season third in the West Division. Tony Hooper MEN’S BASKETBALL MEN’S BASKETBALL All-Louisiana Honoree and Most Valuable Under head coach Orlando Early, the ULM men’s basketball team Player of the Monroe Hawkeye Challenge. has gone 28-12 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. During the stretch, the Led Warhawks to upset of host-Iowa Warhawks won 15-straight at home, the sixth-longest home court in opening round and to tournament win streak in the nation at the time. championship. 20 Ben Soignier BASEBALL Programs ﬁfth two-time All-American and a 17th-round selection of the Florida Marlins in the major league baseball draft. WOMEN’S SOCCER Three-win improvement in Sun Belt Conference. Rachel Hobson and Tiffany Bombard named All-Louisiana. 2007 - 08 ATHLETIC David McKendrick SUCCESSES MEN’S GOLF Football ﬁnishes bowl Sam Hall Intercollegiate champion eligible - notches wins and two-time All-Sun Belt at Alabama and Sun Belt Conference selection. Champion Florida Atlantic Baseball Sun Belt Conference regular season champions - Second year in league Kyle Kent named All- Angela Drane American in javelin - Finishes WOMEN’S GOLF 6th at NCAA Championships ORU Shootout individual champion and Softball advanced to program’s ﬁrst two-time All-Sun Belt Title Game of the Sun Belt Conference and three-time All-Louisiana Conference Tournament performer. ULM hosts Sun Belt Conference Tennis Championship at Heard Stadium BASEBALL The ULM baseball team claimed the Sun Belt Conference “Super Warhawk Weekend” regular season championship in year two in the league. On packs ULM - Fans overﬂow on May 22, the announcement was made that Warhawk Field will campus for spring event host the league tournament in 2011. 21 THE ULM CAMPUS THE BAYOU VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS students to join their companies. Companies Bayou DeSiard runs right through the middle There is something to the old saying that who recruit on campus include Abercrombie of ULM’s campus, shaping its geography science makes life possible and art makes & Fitch, Bank One, CenturyTel, Ochsner, and its attitude. Students canoeing, ﬁshing, it worthwhile. ULM’s School of Visual Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Wells Fargo. playing volleyball, or having a barbecue and Performing Arts (VAPA) develops the are common sights at ULM. Our water ski talents of its students while adding greatly CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD team, under the Department of Student to the lives of everyone on campus. Among Learn to be a leader while you plan big Life and Leadership, has won 20 national the attractions: free music concerts, an art events like concerts and major speaker championships. You can watch them practice gallery, and weekly “Fine Arts Fridays” at appearances – and have a great time doing or compete right on our bayou. which you’ll ﬁnd faculty and students eating it. Those opportunities await students on the lunch and enjoying a music performance, Campus Activities Board (CAB). choral group, painting, or sculpture. Recent CAB-sponsored attractions College of include Staind, Lonestar, Andy CAREER SERVICES Griggs, Better Than Ezra, and the The university also helps each student build a bright future. The Career Services Ofﬁce Yin-Yang Twins. Spring Fever and a fall festival are also hosted Pharmacy gives students the edge they need to land by CAB. the job they want. Whether you’re writing a resume, searching for an internship, or just polishing up for an interview, Career Services is the place to go. On career days, companies from throughout Louisiana and the world descend on our campus to recruit BAYOU VILLAGE 22 2008-09 ULM MAJORS CAMPUS RENAISSANCE Over the past six years, ULM has had over $70 Accounting Political Science million in construction and renovation take Agribusiness Psychology place on campus with more to come. Recent Art Radiologic Technology campus improvements included: Art Education (K-12) Risk Management and Insurance Atmospheric Sciences Social Studies Education (6-12) • New student apartments and suites Aviation Social Work • New multimedia smart classrooms Biology Sociology • Renovation of the Student Union Building Biology Education (6-12) Spanish Education (K-12) • New shops, including Starbucks Care and Development/Young Children Speech Education (6-12) • New student health center Chemistry Speech-Language Pathology • New parking areas along DeSiard Street Chemistry Education (6-12) Toxicology • New parking garage along University Drive Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science The summer of 2008 marked the beginning Computer Information Systems Pre-Dental Hygiene of the transformation of the WigWam into the Computer Science Pre-Nursing Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center. Construction Management Criminal Justice Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant Dental Hygiene Pre-Pharmacy Earth Science Education (6-12) Pre-Radiologic Technology Economics Pre-Social Work Elementary Education (1-5) Pre-Speech-Language Pathology English Undeclared/Interim English Education (6-12) Pre-Veterinary Medicine Entrepreneurship Family and Consumer Sciences Finance Foreign Languages-French Foreign Languages-Spanish French Education (6-12) General Business General Studies Health and Physical Education (K-12) Health Studies History Kinesiology Management Marketing Mass Communications Mathematics Mathematics Education (6-12) Music Music Education-Instrumental (K-12) Music Education-Vocal (K-12) Music Education-Vocal/Instrumental (K-12) Nursing Occupational Therapy Assistant 23 THIS IS MONROE, LA. G C A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT O S Welcome to the Twin Cities of Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana. Hopefully, during your time here you can experience some of the local history and ﬂavor and see why we consider our Twin Cities a special place. Monroe is located along the Ouachita River, which was named one of the most beautiful rivers in the world by National Geographic. Although the area is growing and developing at a great pace, Monroe is still a small town at heart. There are many points of interest that draw visitors to the area. Monroe is the birthplace of Delta Airlines and the ﬁrst place west of the Mississippi to bottle Coca-Cola. The oldest human dwelling site in North America, Poverty Point, is located near Monroe. t “silver water”, “clear water” or “ od meant “sil ilver water”, “clear water” il t ” l t ” “good “go d The “Twin Cities” Th “T i Ci ” f Monroe and West iti The “Twin Cities” of Monroe and W t d For arts and theater enthusiasts the Twin hunting”. Monroe continue as the urban center for a Cities offers the Masur Museum of Art; Twin City In 1780, a primitive French settlement parish which is itself the focus of commerce in Ballet Company; Monroe Symphony Orchestra; called Prairie de Canots (Prairie of the Canoes) northeast Louisiana. With a diversiﬁed economic Madrigal Dinners; Brown Bag Concerts and marked the real beginnings of Monroe. It’s base and air rail, water and highway connections University of Louisiana at political beginnings may be traced to the year to the major metropolitan areas of the central 1783 when Jean Baptiste Filhoil, also known as United States, Ouachita Parish continues as one Don Juan Filhoil, was appointed by the Spanish of the increasingly important locations in the crown to oversee the sparsely populated “Poste development of Louisiana and of the South. de Washitas” region of what is now northeast The climate consists of an average yearly Louisiana. By 1790, Filhiol had established a temperature of 65 degrees with a mild winter fort (Fuerte Miro) on or near the present day site and Monroe thrives as a business and industrial of Monroe. A land grant of 1,680 acres from the establishment, as well as a university town. King of Spain, settled in the territory. Soon after, Monroe is the heartland for festivals, special a prohibition ordinance was enacted, and Fort events, tours and conventions. Take a look at our Miro was constructed to protect his village. bustling city, our hometown, Monroe. The Monroe-West Monroe area is a medical hub for a 16-parish radius serving 442,000 people. Over 200 physicians and 71 dentists work with many people and other para- medical health professionals and health care organizations. There are eight hospitals and specialty centers in the area. The Twin Cities’ two school systems, Monroe Concert Series. The Strauss Playhouse Monroe City and Ouachita Parish, operate offers regular performances throughout the year elementary schools, junior and high schools. and Impresario’s Choice offers a Broadway More than 28,000 students attend the two Series at the Monroe Civic Center. The Monroe systems. Civic Center has a variety of performances and There are 16 private and denominational concerts each year. schools in the Monroe-West Monroe area, offering classes from kindergarten through A BIT OF HISTORY twelfth grade. Ouachita Parish is located in northeastern Ouachita’s college community had its Louisiana approximately halfway between New advent in 1931 with the founding in Monroe Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee. of Northeast Louisiana University. Today the The Ouachita River runs through the Twin Cities. University of Louisiana at Monroe, one of the On its east bank is Monroe, with approximately state’s leading institutions of higher learning, 56,000 residents and encompassing 31.2 square is a four-year university with an enrollment miles. The parish is 643 square miles in size and of more than 8,000 students. ULM offers has a population of 150,000. 85 degree programs at the undergraduate Years before the Louisiana Purchase uniﬁed and graduate levels through its college of American colonization efforts, the present site Business Administration, Health Sciences, of Monroe was an established trade center on Arts and Sciences, Education and Human the banks of the Ouachita River. The word Development and Graduate School. “Ouachita” has been variously translated to have 24 HOW TO GET TO ULM ACCOMMODATIONS The Twin Cities are easily accessible by Monroe-West Monroe has more than car or by plane. By car, Monroe-West Monroe 1,500 quality hotel rooms which are convenient to is accessible from the east or west by Interstate numerous meeting facilities and two convention 20, U.S. Highway 80 and Louisiana Highways 2, centers. 15, and 34. Major north-south routes to the Twin Among the major hotels in the area are: Cities include U.S. Highway 165 and Louisiana Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Highway 139. Inn, LaQuinta Inn, Days Inn, the Atrium Hotel By plane, four major airlines (American and Suites, and Best Western. The Holiday Inn Eagle Delta Air Lines, Continental Express, and Holidome is centrally located in Monroe and TOP EMPLOYERS IN OUACHITA Northwest Airlink) provide service to the Monroe features 261 rooms. It has a meeting facility with PARISH (TYPE OF INDUSTRY) AND Regional Airport with 15 ﬂights daily. Monroe a capacity of 375 and can hold 350 people for a NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES is the birthplace of Delta Airlines. Non-stop private meal/banquet. ﬂights are available to Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, 1. Ouachita Parish School System Houston, and Memphis. Ground transportation ATTRACTIONS Education, 2750 is available through car rental agencies, taxi and Monroe is not only the birthplace of 2. St. Francis Medical Center limousine services. Delta Airlines, but it is also the place where the Medical Services, 1671 ﬁrst Coca-Cola bottling plant began operations. 3. Chase Home Finance Overall, the Twin Cities are a place Storage/Claims, 1500 where visitors will meet warm and friendly 4. Graphic Packaging Corporation people, sample superb cuisine, and ﬁnd delightful Pulp & Paper Processing, 1500 shopping opportunities. 5. Glenwood Regional Medical Center Major restaurants in Monroe and Medical Services, 1400 West Monroe include: Applebee’s, Outback 6. Monroe City Schools Steakhouse, Lone Star Steakhouse, Chili’s, Education, 1400 ULM Bennigan’s, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, 7. CenturyTel Copeland’s, O’Charley’s and Red Lobster. Telecommunications, 1360 Among the attractions are the Louisiana 8. University of Louisiana at Monroe Purchase Gardens and Zoo, which features over Higher Education, 1206 750 rare animals, landscaped gardens, waterways, 9. City of Monroe boat and train rides, and picnic areas, and Government Services, 1150 Pecanland Mall, the largest of its kind between 10. E. A. Conway Medical Center Jackson, Miss. and Dallas, Texas. Medical Services, 1050 Helpful Websites: www.monroe-westmonroe.org and www.ci.monroe.la.us. 25 WARHAWKS “Ace” - The ULM Warhawk! Hundreds of screaming ULM fans welcomed their new champion, Ace the Warhawk, during a special pep rally in Fant-Ewing Coliseum on August 30, 2006. While the Sound of Today played the Warhawk’s ﬁght song, Ace, wearing a black bomber jacket and ﬂight goggles, emerged from a human tunnel of ULM spirit groups and football players. “Ace” was selected by ULM students after two days of online voting. The other contenders were “Curtiss”, “Flash”, “The General” and “Gunner”. The Warhawk holds local historical connections to the P-40 Warhawk airplane, ﬂown by northeast Louisiana’s General Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers during WWII. ULM’s new red-shouldered hawk, named Warhawk I, arrived by plane on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at the Monroe Air Center. ULM ofﬁcials are looking forward to this unique partnership with the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. Trainers will accompany the hawk to all of ULM’s home games, in addition to caring for it at the zoo. ULM ofﬁcials will work with zoo trainers to provide educational opportunities in the community, beginning with appearances by the hawk at local schools. 26 NOTABLE ALUMNI KEN R. ANTEE, JR. REP. RICK FARRAR TIFFANY MOCK Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer, District 27, Pineville, Louisiana 1994 Miss Louisiana, Actress City of Shreveport BREAUX GREER REP. BILLY MONTGOMERY SEN. ROBERT J. BARHAM Olympian (Javelin) District 9, Bossier City, Louisiana District 33, northeast Louisiana BRUCE HANKS JAMES W. MOORE GWIN BECKER Former Director of Athletics, ULM Former President & CEO, Moore Oil U.S. Army Surgeon General (retired) Company ERNEST HILL JOHN C. “JACK” BLITCH Author CALVIN NATT Director Project Management, Former NBA All-Star, New Jersey, Walt Disney Imagineering LINDA HOLYFIELD Portland & Denver CEO, P&S Surgery Center GEORGE M. CAMPBELL DR. DAVID NORRIS President Regions Bank of Louisiana REP. RONNIE JOHNS Mayor of the City of West Monroe CHUCK FINLEY District 33, Sulphur, Louisiana Former MLB All-Star, who played EARL CASEY DOUG PEDERSON for the Anaheim Angels, Cleveland CNN SUNIL KUMAR Former NFL Quarterback with the Indians & St. Louis Cardinals. President & CEO International Green Bay Packers DR. MICKIE M. COBB Speciality Products, Inc. Tulane Medical Center, Research WILLIAMS PRIOR HARRY WALKER Scientist BOB MANN Attorney General for Alabama U.S. Army General (retired) Communications Director for former GEORGE W. COLE Governor Kathleen Blanco JOE PROFIT REP. MIKE WAISWORTH President & CEO, Altana, Inc. President & CEO, Telecommunications District 15, northeast Louisiana TERRY MATTHEWS International JOHN DANA CUNY Former MLB pitcher and baseball PAUL WILKENING President & CEO Acordia Beneﬁts of coach at Holy Savior Menard H.S. B.J. ROBISON Chief Deputy County Commissioner, Florida Senior V.P. Pﬁzer, Inc. (retired) City of Tulsa JAMIE MAYO COL. WILLIAM G. DAVIES Mayor of the City of Monroe KATHRYN M. SULLIVAN JAMES H. WHARTON Department of Defense Pharmacy President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Former Chancellor, Louisiana State Programs Director REP. CHARLES MCDONALD Shield of Louisiana University District 14, northeast Louisiana LADD ELLIS, JR. REP. FRANCIS THOMPSON ANITA WHITAKER Director of the Kansas City Service MARK MITCHELL District 19, northeast Louisiana Miss Louisiana 1984, Actress Center, IRS Principal Owner CNH Partners, LLC. REP. TOMMY WRIGHT District 22, Jena, Louisiana KENNY NATT Graduated in 1980, now works for the Sacramento Kings. As BEN SHEETS an Assistant Coach, helped Milwaukee Brewer and 2000 Cleveland reach the NBA ﬁnals Olympic Gold Medalist in 2007 for the ﬁrst time in franchise history. STAN HUMPHRIES A retired former NFL Quarterback with the San TIM MCGRAW Grammy Award Winning Country Diego Chargers and the Music Singer from nearby Delhi, Washington Redskins. Was La. who received an honorary recently inducted into the degree by ULM. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. KRISTY CURRY A 1988 graduate and the TIM BRANDO Texas Tech head women’s ESPN and CBS sports personality and host basketball coach for the of College Football Scoreboard on national past two years after seven television. successful seasons at Purdue. 27 ULM PRESIDENT ULM PRESIDENT DR. JAMES E. COFER, SR. K the l d Known as th leader of an f but equally vital, change: th renewed spirit and b t ll it l h the d i it d extraordinary renaissance at the c conﬁdence of the students, faculty and staff who University of Louisiana at Monroe, l live and work at ULM. After visiting ULM’s President James E. Cofer, Sr. is in c campus in 2006 and noting the university’s his seventh year as the university’s t transformation, University of Louisiana System president. B Board of Supervisors chair Jimmy D. Long When he and his wife Deborah s said: “Every door we entered, a delightful group arrived in 2002, they immediately o of students was meeting us there, answering began the “Reclaiming Our q questions and welcoming each of us to the Campus”campaign, which involved c campus. That is something we all appreciated. It over 2,000 students, faculty, staff, i is evident that there’s a great spirit of optimism community leaders, and area citizens who cleaned, planted t today at ULM, and it’s no wonder given the ﬂowers and repainted the campus. Shortly thereafter, President tremendous, wonderful changes we’ve seen.” Cofer developed an ambitious visionary plan that included ULM’s constituents have also taken notice of more than $80 million in new construction and renovations the improvements; between 2002 and 2007, on campus. Students, whose academic achievements continue to proliferate every year, now enjoy the newest, up-to- financial gifts to the university increased date residence halls, state-of-the-art “smart classrooms,” a by 69.7 percent and the number of donors completely-renovated Student Union Building, and multiple increased by 38.7 percent. campus security improvements. In 2007, students rated ULM The university continues to build upon its higher than ever before ‹ breaking a record for student renaissance. With the help of engaged faculty, satisfaction at the institution and surpassing student satisfaction ULM also patterned its mathematics and English at the national level. course redesigns after the National Center Shortly after arriving on campus, President Cofer saw the for Academic Transformation’s Roadmap potential for a school that would combine art, music, theatre and to Redesign philosophy, utilizing sound dance. The School of Visual and Performing Arts was created in methodology, student-centered learning, clear 2003, and in 2007, VAPA announced the Louisiana Lyric Opera, assessment criteria and effective technology the state’s only professional music theatre and the cultural incorporation in 2007. To further encourage magnet of Northeast Louisiana. LLO employs renowned talent, student success, ULM has implemented including Broadway performers. President Cofer has also living-learning communities, peer and faculty focused on the importance of intellectual exchange at ULM mentoring programs, extensive undergraduate and in the community. In 2003, the Presidential Lyceum Series research initiatives and advanced technological began. This popular lecture series has featured national speakers day’s busy ay’ y’ modalities. Cognizant of adult learners and today’s busy ’ such as Bill Cosby, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ben Stein, Robert student, President Cofer advocates “anytime, anywhere, liaison between the Mi ouri serving as the primary li i so n b etw een th e M i ss our i liai etween h Missouri t iss ur issour F. Kennedy, Jr., Steve Forbes and, during the election year of anyplace instruction,” resulting in additional online courses ne legislative and congressional delegation and the Governor 2008, Mary Matalin and James Carville. and degree programs. and the governor’s staff. President Cofer also supervised Another of President Cofer’s initiatives expanded Under President Cofer’s leadership, ULM continues the University of Missouri Research Park in Chesterﬁeld, the College of Pharmacy, Louisiana’s only state-supported to meet stringent accreditation standards. The College Missouri. pharmacy program. ULM administration secured more than of Business Administration successfully maintained President Cofer is a Senior Fellow with the Eisenhower $5.5 million for the COP between 2002 and 2006, purchasing accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs Foundation having served as a Fellow in Budapest Hungary the three-story, 132,000-square-foot Bienville Building—now in business administration and its accounting program by working with the Hungarian Ministry of Education as they the College’s home—from State Farm Insurance in 2005. the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business moved to a market-driven system of higher education. After an onsite visit in 2006 by the Accreditation Council for Board of Directors. The university is now one of only 13 President Cofer served as Vice President for Finance Pharmacy Education, ACPE ofﬁcials noted that the accredited and Administration University of Arkansas System, as well universities in the United States to offer both an accredited COP, which now has satellite campuses in Baton Rouge and M.A. and an accredited Ph.D. in Marriage and Family as Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Affairs and Treasurer of the Shreveport, has “experienced a major transformation and the Therapy, and ULM’s long-term care concentration in the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia, College enjoys a new vitality and sense of purpose.” During an onsite visit in 2008, ACPE representatives were so impressed gerontology graduate program is the ﬁrst in the U.S. to be where he supervised the negotiation, financing, and with ULM’s top-notch Pharmacy Care Lab that they deemed nationally accredited. coordination of the Olympic Village and several sporting it a paradigm for any other institution intending to remodel or President Cofer clearly understands the needs venues while serving as the Chief Fiscal Ofﬁcer of the rebuild their care labs. of institutions of higher education due to his extensive System. President Cofer was also Chief Fiscal Ofﬁcer under While it is easy to recognize the remarkable physical experience in university and statewide higher education two governors for the State of Mississippi. transformation of ULM’s campus, there’s another less tangible, systems. Immediately prior to accepting the presidency During his academic career, President Cofer has at ULM, President taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia, University Cofe served as Vice Cofer of Arkansas at Little Rock, Mississippi College, Jackson P r es President for Finance State University, and Mississippi State University. and Administration President Cofer has published and continues to publish f or for the University of articles and book chapters on the effect of student loan debt Miss Missouri System, where on student decisions, and has made numerous national and he w h e worked in policy international presentations. deve development, strategic During his administrative and professional tenures, he planning, budget has been active in state, civic, and professional organizations, p lan planning, institutional including the National Association of College and University rese research, and investment Business Ofﬁcers, Eisenhower Foundation International m an management for the Advisory Council, and the Missouri Commission on College S ys System’s retirement Affordability. Awards for his distinguished leadership and p lan plan. President Cofer public service include the Public Administrator of the Year w as was also responsible Award by the American Society for Public Administration. f or for the University of President Cofer received his Bachelor of Science M is Missouri’s hospital in Business Administration and his Master of Business ope operation. In Missouri, Administration from Mississippi State University, and P re President Cofer had received his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education prim primary responsibility Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little for legislative and Rock. His dissertation about student ﬁnancial aid and student eco economic development retention was awarded the National Association of Student operations for the Personnel Administrators Melvene Hardee Dissertation of U ni University, including the Year Award. 28 ULM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ULM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, BOBBY STAUB In just over four years, ULM 2006-07, ULM was the only school in th state of 20 2006 07 th l h l i the t t f director of athletics Bobby Staub Lo Louisiana or the Sun Belt Conference to be named to has reshaped and redeﬁned the th the list either year. athletic department in multiple The success of the football program has steadily positive aspects with an eye improved with Staub at the helm of the department. The im toward the long-term future and Warhawks have won 20 games in the four years he has W success of the program. A new been at ULM compared to seven wins in the prior four be conference afﬁliation, a new mas- se seasons. Last year, the Warhawks posted their most facilities, cot, a sweeping overhaul of athletic facilities increases vi victories (six) since moving to Division I-A, which in athletic program support – these are just some of the included a thrilling 21-14 victory at Alabama. changes that have occurred under his watch. He has also worked to rejuvenate all of the ULM Staub was named ULM’s 12th director of athletics athletic facilities making them some of the best in on June 30, 2004, and since the Sun Belt. Malone Stadium then he has led the transition has has a fresher look with a new ha of all sports – aside from state- state-of-the-art playing surface, football (which joined in r e n ov renovated locker rooms and 2001) – in a move from the meeting rooms, an exterior face meeti Southland Conference to the lift w new paint all around lift with Sun Belt Conference. With the st the stadium and the new mascot the move of the remaining name name painted on the signature programs, ULM now has e l ev elevator shaft. Fant-Ewing the same conference home Coliseum’s basketball playing Colis founded UAB’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian for all sports and has built oor ﬂoor was repainted with a bold Athletes and was the organization’s advisor. program-wide rivalries new new look prior to the 2006-07 A native of Birmingham, Ala., he received his with nearby schools such seaso season with the new Warhawk bachelor’s degree in business administration from as Louisiana-Lafayette, the and S Belt logos. Groseclose and Sun Auburn in 1982. He is married to the former Laura University of New Orleans, Track was resurfaced and a Tr a c Vaughan of Gainesville, Ga., and the couple resides in Arkansas State, and North hammer cage was added. ham Monroe. Staub serves on the NCAA Division I Baseball Texas. The Warhawks have The The ULM Softball Complex Committee and is a member of the National Association already achieved on-the-ﬁeld adde added a new two-story build- of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. success in their new league, in that ing t houses the Warhawks’ tb ll d baseball in winning titles in men’s basketball and b b ll i locker room, coaches’ offices l k h ’ ff the last two years. He also led efforts to bring Sun and game-day operations area. Belt Conference championship events to Monroe. The visitors’ locker room and ULM hosted the 2008 tennis championships and public restrooms are located in will host the 2009 cross country and 2011 baseball yet another new building. The championships. soccer team moved into a new Staub has built an athletic department with new home at the brand-new ULM faces in key roles. He hired former ULM student-athlete Soccer Complex, located to the Jeff Schexnaider to take the reins of the storied baseball east of Malone Stadium along program. In Schexnaider’s second season, he led the Bon Aire Drive. Heard Stadium Warhawks to the Sun Belt regular-season championship – home to the tennis team – and earned Sun Belt Coach of the Year honors. received a makeover in 2008 as Earlier that same year, Staub hired one of the the courts were stripped down hottest young assistant coaches in the country – and resurfaced. University of Alabama’s Orlando Early – to lead the Before coming to ULM, men’s basketball program back to prominence. In his Staub literally worked his way second season, Early led the Warhawks to a Sun Belt through the ranks to become an Conference Western Division co-championship and NCAA Division I-A athletic earned Coach of the Year honors in the conference and director. He spent 20 years state of Louisiana. at UAB, working his way up Staub’s inﬂuence has been noted in areas away from assistant ticket manager from the playing field as well. Under his watch, to marketing and promotions ULM athletics has twice received recognition for manager to senior associate achievements in diversity. Honored in 2005-06 and athletics director. He also 29 FACULTY ATHLETIC COUNCIL 2008-09 Faculty Athletic Council Members Dr Ed in Dr. Edwin Adams Dr. Perr Dr Perry Jones - - Dr. Michael Beutner Dr. Rhonda Jones - - Dr. Benny Blalock Duke Marcus - - Dr. Holly Casey Dr. Bill McConkey - - Dr. Sean Chenoweth Dr. Bill McCown - - Dr. Lisa Colvin James Mock - - Dr. Walter Creekmore Bobby Staub - - Dr. Judy Fellows Judy Williams - Dr. Harry Hale Members of the Faculty Athletic Council frequent ULM athletic events as fans and representatives of the university. Pictured above, 2007-08 Faculty Athletic Chair Walter Creekmore (right) stands with ULM Athletic Director Bobby Staub (center) and other members of the FAC to recognize ULM student-athletes for their academic achievements during a ceremony at halftime during a women’s basketball game. Dr. Walter Creekmore UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Dr. Sandra Lemoine, Dean College of Education and Human Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Sally Clausen Development President, University of Louisiana System - - Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean Dr. Walter “Skeet” Creekmore is in his College of Health Sciences Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr. 13th year as the University of Louisiana at President, University of Louisiana at Monroe - Monroe Faculty Athletic Representative to - Dr. Lamar Pritchard, Dean Dr. Stephen Richters College of Pharmacy the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference, and - Provost and Vice President for Academic his 25th as a member of the ULM Athletic Affairs Dr. Lisa Colvin, Interim Dean Council. A former tackle for the University - Graduate School of Florida, Creekmore holds the academic Lisa Miller Associate Provost for Enrollment rank of Professor of Education for Management UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA ULM’s College of Education and Human - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Development. Dave Nicklas Vice President for Business Affairs Elise Burkhalter, Chair orida The Apalachicola, Fla., native attended Florida on a football - Winfred Sibille, Vice Chair scholarship, earning his bachelor’s degree in education in Dr. Wayne Brumﬁeld Vice President for Student Affairs Wayne Parker, Parliamentarian 1966. Dr. Creekmore has held academic appointments at North - Paul Aucoin Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina Dr. Don Skelton at Chapel Hill, and Purdue University. Creekmore earned his Vice President for University Advancement Victor Bussie ﬁrst master’s degree in Educational Therapy from Florida State - Andre Coudrain Keith Brown University in 1967. He also earned a master’s degree in Special Executive Director of Alumni and Edward J. Crawford, III Education from East Carolina University in 1976. Community Relations Mildred Gallot Dr. Creekmore earned his doctoral degree in Special - Bobby Staub Robert Hale Education from UNC in 1979. Creekmore, who was one of 11 Director of Athletics Jeff Jenkins people appointed to the Selected Committee on Disability Issues - Laura Harris Renee Lapeyrolerie by President George Bush and President Bill Clinton, joined Director of Media Relations the ULM staff in January 1982. He has been involved in higher Jimmy Long, Sr. - education at the professional and administrative level for over Dr. Jeffery Cass, Dean Russell Mosely 35 years. He is married to the former Nancy Nunes of Warwick, College of Arts and Sciences Olinda Ricard - R.I., who holds a doctoral degree from Purdue University. They Dr. Ronald Berry, Dean Connie Rougeou are the parents of Courtney, a graduate student at ULM, and College of Business Administration Eunice Smith Bryan, a senior at ULM. He also has a granddaughter, Addison, - one of the youngest members of the Warhawk Club. 30 ULM ACADEMIC CENTER As As part of the ULM Athletics academic improvement plan, the department im im was able to add new staff, increase tutoring opportunities, improve the administrative technology, and expand the supervised study program. During the 2008 summer, ULM opened the Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center on campus in what was the former WigWam near Fant-Ewing Coliseum The Student-Athlete Academic Services department saw an increase in participation by student-athletes with the increase in resources. Future plans include academic services personnel traveling on select extended trips during the academic year and the purchase of laptops for teams to check out for academic work during road trips. In 2007-08 ULM honored 164 individual student-athletes, 122 in the Fall and 127 in the Spring, on the Athletic Directors Honor Roll. Those recognized earned a minimum 3.00 grade point average during the Fall 2007 semester. With our improved resources, we are able to better accommodate our student-athletes’ full schedules, We are also doing more to honor our student-athletes for their academic success with the establishment of the Athletic Directors Honor Roll and have plans in place for other recognition programs. -- ULM Athletic Director Bobby Staub. 31 STUDENT ATHLETE SERVICES Success as an NCAA Division I student- athlete in this day and age takes more than great athletic talent. It also requires outstanding time-management skills and the understanding of what is required to meet academic as well as athletic expectations. ULM participates in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. The program is designed to address the total development of the student-athlete. It provides a well-rounded program to help student-athletes develop p the individual skills necessary to lead a productive life and become leaders of our r communities and nation. The ULM Student Athlete Services program, under the direction of Assistant Athletic Director Tasha Fisher, focuses on ﬁve areas of commitment: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Academic Counseling, Academic Assessment, Time Management, Study Skills, Tutorial Assistance, Study Halls, Scholarship Applications, Communication Skills, Mentor Programs, Awards, Honors, and Recognition. ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE Broad Sports Programs, Quality Facilities and Equipment, Coaching and Support Staff, Competitive Scheduling, Media Relations and Media Exposure, Athletic Training and Health Care, Spirit Groups, and Administrative Support. CAREER DEVELOPMENT Career Counseling, Applying and Interviewing for Jobs, Networking, Placement, Summer and Vacation Employment, Graduate School, and Internships. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Social Development, Personal Health, Alcohol and Drug Education, Fundamental Values, Ethics Awareness, Values Clariﬁcation, Emotional Health, Support Groups, Stress Management, Spiritual Needs, Peer Counseling, and Fiscal Responsibility. SERVICE Active Community Outreach Participation, Volunteer Work in Schools, Volunteer Work in the Community, Leadership Training, and Citizenship. 32 STRENGTH & CONDITIONING FREE WEIGHT EQUIPMENT Ten weight lifting platforms and squat racks are available where each KEVIN PAYNE Chicago Bears 2007 draft pick student-athlete is taught Olympic and power weight training exercises. stu These multiple joint movements will develop in each student-athlete the Th Everything ULM has was what I needed to train performance speciﬁc strength and power needed to be successful at the pe and improve myself during my college career. The highest level. hi ] strength and conditioning program under coach [Kim] Sword helped prepare us for our games and gave us the opportunity to reach the next level. MACHINES/DUMBBELLS/PULLEYS This area is highlighted by 20 upper and lower body machines. With this equipment, the student-athlete can isolate speciﬁc joints and muscle groups. These machines will help each student-athlete prevent the number The strength and conditioning program at the University of Louisiana at and severity of injuries by developing sport and speciﬁc joint stability. Monroe annually produces prepared and conditioned student-athletes for the highest level of collegiate competition. Under the direction of head strength and conditioning coach Kim Sword, the ULM Athletics Fitness Center has undergone major renovations and improvements over the past year and provides ULM student-athletes with one of the best-equipped and most modern strength and conditioning facilities anywhere. The addition of 10 new lifting platforms and new Tuﬂex lifting surfaces, along with a new paint job, help make the ULM Athletics Fitness Center a total ﬁtness center. The facility has 8,000 square feet of free weight and machines, plus 2,000 square feet of artiﬁcial turf for sport speciﬁc speed and plyometric exercises. KIM SWORD ULM Head Strength Coach We work with the athletic training staff to provide each student-athlete with the tools to reach his or her SPEED/POWER/REACTIVITY personal and team goals. Our student-athletes take This area is used to develop each student-athlete’s explosive power, pride in knowing that they out work their opponents reactive capabilities, foot speed and coordination ﬂexibility. By and we feel they have the equipment and highly implementing a progressive plyometric program, each student-athlete trained personnel to make that work pay off. will begin to maximize his competitive strength. 33 SPORTS MEDICINE Athletic health care is a key component in a student-athletes ULM TEAM DOCTORS success on the ﬁeld. The ULM Sports Medicine Department Dr. David Trettin strives to provide our student-athletes with the best care Team Orthopaedist possible to keep them safe and playing at a high level of David Trettin is in his 14th season as a ULM team physician. performance. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Glenwood Sports Care, a position he has held since 1996 and is a The sports medicine facilities in Malone Stadium and member of the North Louisiana Orthopaedic and Sports Fant-Ewing Coliseum have areas for taping, treatment, and Medicine Clinic. The Milwaukee, Wis., native graduated rehabilitation. Magna Cum Laude from Tulane University in 1984 with a Phil Shaw degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from the The athletic training room is staffed by three full-time certiﬁed Head Athletic Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas from 1984- athletic trainers, four graduate assistant athletic trainers, Trainer 88. Trettin interned at Tulane Afﬁliated Hospitals in New O lOrleans i general in l and several student athletic trainers. The ULM Sports Medicine staff, under the surgery from 1988-89 and completed his residency at Tulane in 1993. He also direction of head athletic trainer Phillip Shaw, sees to it that each student-athlete is served a fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Orthopaedic taken care of by maintaining liberal hours of operation. The athletic training room & Sports Medicine Clinic in 1993-94. The fellowship included serving as a opens up at 6:30 a.m. and remains open until all student-athletes have received team physician for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Trettin also is an assistant the necessary care. clinical professor at the LSU Medical Center Shreveport. In addition to an excellent sports medicine team at ULM, the staff works with a team Dr. Sol Graves of physicians to provide a high level of care. The ULM Sports Medicine Department Team Orthopaedist has a partnership with North Louisiana Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic to Graves is in his seventh season as a ULM team physician. care for the Warhawks. ULM works with orthopedists Dr. David Trettin and Dr. He is a member of the North Louisiana Orthopaedic and Sol Graves. Dr. Keith Calhoun is the team primary care physician. Sports Medicine Clinic. The Monroe, LA native graduated from Ouachita Christian School in Monroe in 1986. He went on earn a bachelor’s degree at LSU in 1990. At LSU he was the Tigers’ starting quarterback during the 1990 season and earned post-graduate scholarships from the National Football Foundation, the NCAA and the Southeastern Conference. He was a member of several h i i l honor societies, including Alpha Epsilon Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mu Sigma Rho, and Mortar Board. Graves earned his M.D. from the LSU School of Medicine in 1995. He completed his surgical internship in 1996 and residency in 2000 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. He also served Dr. King Scott Dr. King Scott D i Scocott Dr Jim Potts Dr. Jim Potts Dr. i Potts Pott a sports medicine fellowship at the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic in Tenn. Team Dentist Team Physician from 2000-01. He and his wife, Jana, have three children - Quin (12), Anna Catherine (10) and James (5). Dr. Keith Calhoun Team Primary Care Physician Dr. Keith Calhoun is in his fourth season as the ULM team primary care physician. He is presently in private practice. The West Monroe native graduated from West Monroe High School in 1990. He graduated from ULM in 1994 with a pre- medicine degree. Calhoun earned his M.D. from the LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport in 1998. He stayed at LSUHSC Shreveport to complete his internship in 1999 and Dr. Rolf Morstead Dr. Rolf Morstead r Ro Morsteatead D Tom Fields Dr. Tom Fields Dr. To lds ield l his residency in family practice in 2001. Calhoun assists at several emergency Team Physician Team Physician rooms around Northeast Louisiana and spent a month on a medical mission trip to Kashmir, India. He has twin boys, Aaron and Jacob (7). 34 ATHLETIC FOUNDATION The main support group for the University of Louisiana at Monroe Athletics Department is the ULM Athletic Foundation. The Athletic Foundation, organized in 1956, is the main fund-raising organization for the athletics department. What is the Athletic Foundation? exclusive gift. The only way to get The ULM Athletic Foundation is the these gifts is by participating. Make a pillar of support for ULM Athletics. It is difference and “Join a Friend”. composed of individuals and businesses with a common mission . . . to raise Matching Gifts awareness and ﬁnancial support for the Over 1,000 companies participate in Warhawk athletic programs, positively matching gift programs which allow promote all athletic events, grow our fan you to double or triple your Athletic and donor base, and enhance the lives of Foundation contributions. Please check over 300 student-athletes. with your Human Resources Department for information on participations. Why join the Athletic Foundation? There are many reasons why you should give, but can you think of a single reason Warhawk Wheels why you shouldn’t? These student athletes The ULM Athletic Department relies need your help. They are here, ﬁrst and heavily on regional automobile foremost, to get an education. While they dealerships to provide transportation Naming Opportunities are here, they get the privilege of playing a for coaches and staff, team travel and There are many athletic facilities which sport which helps them achieve their goal. special guests. Dealers wishing to have not been named. This year we This is the only way some of our student participate will be credited with a $3,400 are rolling out a major gift campaign athletes would be able to attend college. Athletic Foundation membership. Be focusing on naming rights to various Some simply want to earn their degree a part of what keeps the Warhawks athletic facilities, including ﬁelds of while others have aspirations of playing moving! play. For more information, please call in the pros. These kids have a dream . . . the Athletic Foundation ofﬁce at 318- you can help them realize that dream. The Major Gifts 342-5428. question remains, “will you”? If you would like to discuss a once- in-a-lifetime gift to the ULM Athletic Tax Information There are many ways you can help: Foundation, we will work with you to The ULM Athletic Foundation is a make sure that your wishes for such qualiﬁed tax-exempt corporation under Join a Friend an important gift are satisﬁed. When Help us make a difference in our successes. Section 501c (3) of the Internal Revenue you make such a gift, we will continue Service. Consult your tax advisor to see If you recruit one new member into the to partner with you in shepherding the ULM Athletic Foundation, regardless how laws apply to your particular gift. contribution as you wish. Tax Deduction ID# 23-7399232. you of level, y will receive an ULM Athletic Foundation 700 University Avenue Monroe, LA 71209 Phone: 318-342-5428 www.gowarhawks.net 35 ULM FACILITIES BASKETBALL Fant-Ewing Coliseum Capacity: 7,000 BASEBALL Warhawk Field Capacity: 1,800 SOFTBALL VOLLEYBALL ULM Softball Complex ULM Activity Center Capacity: 500 Capacity: 300 TENNIS Heard Stadium Capacity: 515 SOCCER ULM Soccer Complex Capacity: 500 FOOTBALL Malone Stadium Capacity: 30,427 TRACK & FIELD Groseclose Track/ Brown Stadium Capacity: 3,400 36 GAMEDAY AT ULM Nothing compares to the pageantry of southern college athletics and the atmosphere in Monroe, La. is no different. Gameday at ULM contains all the excitement and fanfare but with the backyard comfort only the natives of Louisiana can conjure. 37 ULM & THE COMMUNITY The ULM Athletic Department is involved in numerous community activities in the Monroe area. The Warhawk athletic department has worked to achieve a strong relationship between the athletes and the community surrounding the ULM campus. The ULM athletic department has strived to give back to a community that constantly shows up to support the Warhawks on the ﬁeld and each team wants to give back to those individuals off the ﬁeld. 38 HISTORY OF SUCCESS ULM’S CHAMPIONS & NATIONAL FINALISTS From national championships to the Final Four, and from the World Series to over 90 conference titles and 20 all-sports trophies, ULM has had incredible athletic success over the years. Women’s Wo ULM has advanced to the national semiﬁnals Basketball Bas of major tournaments in six different sports. Associate Head Ass Coach, E.J. Ok Coa Football: (Pictured Left) (Pic NCAA I-AA National Champion, 1987 ULM celebrates after winning the 1987 NCAA was inducted into was National Junior College Champion, 1935 Division I-AA National Championship. the Southland the Conference Hall of Con Women’s Basketball: Honor in 2004. Ho NCAA Final Four, 1985 Baseball: ALL-TIME CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS NAIA World Series Runner-Up, 1970 Men tat C nfere e 1953 ) a Gulf States Conference (1953-71) Waterskiing: Sun Belt Conference Football (2001-present) 0 a eball NAIA nati r-u n er-up, 1969-70: Baseball (NAIA national runner-up Collegiate National Champion: 2008, 2007, 2005: Football (tie) mpion, stric cham amp utd ict amp ), utdoo door area champ n, distric champion), Outdoor Track 2006, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1994, Men 9 aseb l NAIA d s t ham n), ebal mpio 1968-69: Baseball (NAIA district champion), 1993, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, e fer nc All e t 2 Sun Belt Conference All Sports (2006-present) o ra Outdoor Track 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980 (ULM has been second B b 2008: Baseball (regula season) regula e gul lar 8 Ba eball NAIA ric ham 1967-68: Baseball (NAIA district champion), in four other national meets, 1992, 1991, 1989, Golf 1979) hland ere ce (1 r 19 Southland Conference (1982-2006) 00 00 6 eball (tie) e 1965-66: Baseball (tie) Men’s Golf 2004: Me Golf 5 ketbal , ross ountry, Te s ball, ss 1964-65: Basketball, Cross Coun ry Tennis Softball: Basebaa 2002: Baseball 4 aseball ross Cou y n 1963-64: Bas ball, Cross Country, Tennis, National Invitational Tournament Champion, a B sebal 2000: Baseball o ack Outdoor Track 1992 Ba ball 1999: Baseba utd o 3 Tenn s Out or 1962-63: Tennis, Outdoor Trackck 9 ask ball Tennis ll, 1996-97: Basketball, Tennis i 2 asketbal Cros ount y ball, 1961-62: Basketball Cross Coun ry, Outdoor 9 ebal ( a Div v 1995-96: Baseball (Louisiana Division), Track ULM ALL-SPORTS TITLES et e ourn en Basketball (season and tournamen Tennis nt), 1 oss Cou t y u 1960-61: Cross Country -99 , 1994-95: Baseball (tournament), Tennis 0 ut o Tr utdo 1959-60: Outdoor Track Men n (tournament) 195 -59: Cross Country (tie), Ou or Track 1958 9 ount y tie) 9: os ountry (tie), Outdoo Southland Conference -9 -94: 9 1993-9 Basketball, Tennis 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1984* -93: -9 s 1992-9 Football, Basketball (season and and Womenme me men a tournament), Tennis hla hlan C rence 1982-2006) Southland Conferenc (19 0 Atlantic Sun Conference -92: n 1991-9 Basketball (tournament), Tennis n nnis 4 0 Baske a eason t 2004-05: B k tball (season - tie) 1982, 1981, 1980 -9 - s o 1990-91: Football, Basketball (season & tour.) our.) 003 Tenn (tournament) 03: n 2003: Tennis (tour ame - d u ) nnis ur 1989-90: Basketball (season and tour.), Tennis s 96 97 enni oftball (sea ) b easo 1996-97: Tennis, Softball (season) Gulf States Conference 8-89: ennis ( 1988-89: Ten (tie) 1995-96: Tenni 96 1995-96: Tennisnis 1969, 1965, 1964, 1963 7 88: Footbal (national cham ootball ati a ampion Tennis iona 1987-88: Football (national cham n), Tennis, 95 1994-95: Tennis or rack or Tra k Outd tdoo T ack Indoor Track, Outdo r Track 9 1992-93: Tennis Women 6 7: ross o ntry tie) Te ) Ten 1986-87: Cross Country (tie), Tennis (tie), i -9 -92: 1991-9 Tennis Southland Conference or Track Outd o T ack o c Indoor Track, Outdoor Track tdoo d -9 -91: 9 1990-9 Tennis 1994, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984* 5-86: sketball seaso and b a 1985-86: Basketball (seas n and tournament), 8 : Indoor Track, Outdoor Track 1988-89: Ind ack, Out or Tra Indoor T ack -8 -8 1987-88: Track * - ULM was the ﬁrst school to win both the 4 5 enni nis 1984-85: Tennis i -88 1986-87: Cross Country (tie), Basketball SLC men’s and women’s all-sports titles in 3 4 Tenni enni nnis 1983-84: Tennis -86: -8 1985-8 Cross Country, Softball the same year, 1984. Only two schools have 2 : t all e) aseb l ebal 1982-83: Football (tie), Baseball n (tournament), Track done so, and ULM had done it a league-high 1984-85: Basketball (NCAA Final Four, 1 - four times. an Atlantic Sun Conference (1978-82) n Conferenc (1978 onferenc 9 Midw idwest Midw w 1-8 aseb ll ie), Bas tb b e ask 1981-82: Baseball (tie), Basketball Region Champion), Softball (tournament) Regio onal rn e rnam C oss Country, (tourn ment), Cros Countr Tennis 1983-84: Basketball, Tennis 1983- 0 : Cr s ount T is ss ntry 1980-81: Cross Country, Tennis 19 2 1982-83: Basketball (season and tournament) 9- aske l 1979-80: Bask tball, Tennis 8-79: a 1978-79 Basketball 39 ULM STAFF Toni Bacon Demetrius Adams Colette Boutwell Brandy Bradley Matt Braunscheidel Executive Director Football Dance Coach Volleyball Director ULM Athletic Foundation Assistant Coach Spirit Groups Assistant Coach of Video Operations Catherine Colwell Tom Coverdale Robert Dallimore Terrence DeJongh Orlando Early Director of Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Women’s Tennis Men’s Basketball Compliance Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Head Coach Head Coach Nancy Derrick Phyllis Eads Phil Elmassian Steve Farmer Tasha Fisher Strength & Conditioning Women’s Athletics Football Football Senior Women Assistant Coach Administrative Assistant Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Administrator Gerline Guillaume Gus Hauser Bernard Heﬂin Jeff Hendrix Rosemary Holloway-Hill Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball ULM Athletics Assistant Director Softball Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Foundation Assistant Media Relations Head Coach Harold Juluke JD Kappler Stacy Lamb Melissa Lawson Bob Leahy Men’s Basketball Football Women’s Soccer Athletic Foundation Football Assistant Coach Graduate Assistant Head Coach Associate Head Coach 40 ULM STAFF Dax Leone Derle Long Lacinda Norman-Melanson Mike Miller J.D. Malone Baseball Director of Bands Softball Strength & Conditioning Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Graduate Assistant Track & Field Head Coach Mona Martin Peter Martin Evelyn Matheny Manny Michel Brett Miksch Women’s Basketball Director Administrative Assistant Football Football Head Coach Football Operations Assistant Coach Graduate Assistant Andy Mintz Doug Mosley Rhiannon Neff E.J. Ok Dr. Kathy Parker Golf Associate Athletics Assistant Women’s Basketball Coordinator of Assistant Coach Director Athletic Trainer Associate Head Coach Academic Counseling Darrell Perkins Adam Prendergast Toby Reep Micah Rhodes Deanna Rosato Football Media Relations Cross Country/Track & Field Softball Athletic Training Assistant Coach Director Assistant Coach Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Steve Schauer Jeff Schexnaider John Schmidt III Phillip Shaw Kendric Smith Media Relations Baseball Volleyball Assistant Athletics Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant Head Coach Head Coach Director/ Head Athletic Trainer Intern 41 ULM STAFF Jacobus Smit Victoria Stevenson Jennifer Sword Kim Sword Linda Tarver Track & Field Academic Counselor Cheer Coach Strength & Conditioning Football Graduate Assistant Head Coach Administrative Assistant Chris Taylor Mark Tommerdl Mike Trahan Sharon Traxler Mike Vining Volleyball Football Baseball Director of Ticket and Director of Graduate Assistant Assistant Head Coach Assistant Coach Event Management Fant-Ewing Coliseum Charlie Weatherbie Jonas Weatherbie Luke Wells Courtney White Football Football Football Athletic Training Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Graduate Assistant Jonie Williams Robert Williamson Chris Wilson Mark Winiarski Director L Club President Men and Women’s Golf Track & Field Spirit Groups Head Coach Assistant Coach 42 SUN BELT CONFERENCE Sun Belt Conference History reach NCAA play is matched by only four other conferences (ACC, Big West, While there are 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, the Sun SEC, Pac-10). Belt is one of only eleven to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and Because of its status as a member of the Division 1-A football coalition, the Sun Football Bowl Subdivision The Sun Belt was formed in 1976 with six members Subdivision. Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA’s 17-member Board of Directors. competing in four men’s sports, and today comprises 13 institutions of higher learning As a result, the conference has a crucial voice on some of the most pressing issues while sponsoring 19 championship sports for men and women. in college athletics and will always have a role in the implementation of any future The Sun Belt Conference enters its 33rd season in 2008-2009 with a proud NCAA legislation and guidelines. history of athletic and academic success. The conference sponsors 10 women’s The conference continues to utilize television to grow and promote the league. sports - basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, Adding volleyball, baseball and softball to the conference’s television package has indoor and outdoor track and ﬁeld, and volleyball; and nine men’s sports – baseball, resulted in more national and regional television exposure for the league than at basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and indoor any time in its history. The conference’s regional television package enables live and outdoor track and ﬁeld. telecasts of Sun Belt events to reach over 20 million households. Additionally, ESPN Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments, televised the conference’s men’s basketball championship game for the 28th straight and 12 Sun Belt Conference schools are currently graduating its student athletes at season in 2008, marking its longest afﬁliation with any conference in the country. a rate higher than their school’s student body. All Sun Belt schools are committed The Sun Belt Conference has partnered with JumpTV Sports, Inc. to deliver a to excellence in the 21st century, and facility upgrades and expansion are occurring full-service, customized, public and premium web site to provide fans with a broad on virtually every campus. range of real-time information and content about the conference’s athletic teams. During the 2007-08 academic year alone the Sun Belt Conference accomplished The Sun Belt is one of the few conferences in the nation to provide video highlights numerous feats. In the fall of 2007 Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky and features on its web site from each of the league’s respective championships. This University both represented the league in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament – the technology serves as a great recruiting tool for schools by enabling anyone in the ﬁrst time the Sun Belt has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament in volleyball. world with internet access to view the conference’s championship events, and fans in Middle Tennessee did not disappoint, as the Blue Raiders advanced to the “Sweet 16” ﬁve different countries viewed the conference’s most recent soccer championship. – marking the ﬁrst time a Sun Belt school has made the round of 16 in volleyball. Prominent Sun Belt alumni include United States Secretary of State Condoleezza The Sun Belt momentum continued in the sport of football as Florida Atlantic Rice (Denver), NFL Hall of Fame football player “Mean” Joe Greene (North Texas), defeated Memphis in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The win marked the Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star baseball player Luis Gonzalez (South Alabama), second consecutive season that a Sun Belt team has defeated its Conference USA former member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives John opponent as Troy defeated Rice in 2006. Breaux (Louisiana-Lafayette), country music superstar Tim McGraw (Louisiana- In men’s basketball, Western Kentucky University and South Alabama both Monroe), and actor Andy Garcia (Florida International). The conference’s ﬁrst 32 years have also produced numerous individual received bids to the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – the ﬁrst the league national champions along with Olympic track medalists including Earl Bell, Tom has sent two teams to the “Big Dance’” since 1994. WKU’s 101-99 win over 14th Hill and Al Joyner (Arkansas State), Hollis Conway (Louisiana-Lafayette), and ranked Drake followed by a 72-63 win over San Diego made the Hilltoppers the ﬁrst Tayna Lawrence (Florida International). Old Dominion’s Anne Donovan received Sun Belt team to reach the tournament’s “Sweet 16” since 1993. the Naismith Trophy recognizing the nation’s top women’s basketball player in 1983, Despite losing more than half of the league’s All-Conference members from helped the United States win the Olympic gold medal in 1984, and helped the Lady 2006-07, Sun Belt women’s basketball ranked in the top half (14th of 31) of the ﬁnal Monarchs capture the national championship in 1985 (one of eight women’s Final 4 league RPI rankings for the 10th consecutive year. In six of those 10 years, Sun Belt appearances by Sun Belt schools: Old Dominion - 1983, 1985; WKU – 1985, 1986, women’s basketball has placed in the national top 10 for RPI. 1992; Louisiana Tech – 1994, 1998, 1999). Sun Belt teams have also participated There was no shortage of success in the Sun Belt’s spring sports in 2008 as in the men’s NCAA Final 4 (UNC-Charlotte in 1977), the College World Series well. In tennis, Florida International and Denver represented the Sun Belt in the (Louisiana-Lafayette in 2000), the women’s College World Series (Louisiana- NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament – with the Pioneers advancing to the second Lafayette in 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003), and had 10 players selected in the ﬁrst round round. In men’s tennis, South Alabama and Denver represented the league in the of the NBA Draft. NCAA Tournament with USA advancing to the second round. The Sun Belt Conference is led by Commissioner Wright Waters, who is Sun Belt golf was also well represented in postseason play as Middle in his ninth full year as commissioner. He was named the conference’s fourth Tennessee’s men’s team and Denver’s women’s team both reached the NCAA National commissioner in February of 1999 following the tenures of Vic Bubas (1976-1990), Championship. Both the Blue Raiders and Pioneers ﬁnished in the top ten of their Jim Lessig (1990-1991), and Craig Thompson (1991-1998). The league’s annual all regionals to advance to the ﬁnal stage of the NCAAs. sports champion is awarded the Vic Bubas Cup, named after the conference’s ﬁrst The 2008 Sun Belt softball season saw Louisiana-Lafayette reach the Women’s commissioner. College World Series after defeating Houston in three games in the Super Regionals The conference ofﬁce has been headquartered in downtown New Orleans and winning the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional by defeating East Carolina and in- since 2000 after moving from suburban Metairie, La., where it had been based since state rival LSU twice. 1991. Prior to moving to the “Big Easy,” the league was based in Tampa, Fla., from In baseball, the Sun Belt Conference has sent multiple teams to the NCAA 1977-1991. The original conference ofﬁce was located in Charlotte, N.C., from Tournament each year since 1988. The 20-year streak of having two or more teams 1976-77. www.SunBeltsport www.SunBeltsports.org 43 Sun Belt Membership (1976-present) Institution (Years) ............................................................. No. of Yrs. South Alabama (1976-pres.) ............................................................ 33 Western Kentucky (1982-pres.) ...................................................... 27 Jacksonville (1976-98) ....................................................................... 22 New Orleans (1976-80; 1991-pres.)................................................. 22 Arkansas-Little Rock (1991-pres.).................................................. 18 Arkansas State (1991-pres.) ........................................................... 18 Louisiana-Lafayette (1991-pres.) ................................................... 18 UNC Charlotte (1976-91) .................................................................. 15 South Florida (1976-91) .................................................................... 15 UAB (1979-91) ................................................................................. 12 Virginia Commonwealth (1979-91) .................................................. 12 Louisiana Tech (1991-2001) ............................................................. 10 Old Dominion (1982-1991) ................................................................ 9 Do Sun Belt TV Exposure Florida International (1998-pres.) ................................................. 11 Denver (1999-pres.) ......................................................................... 10 Lamar (1991-98) ................................................................................. 7 Texas-Pan American (1991-98) .......................................................... 7 Texas-P Middle Tennessee (2000-pres.) ......................................................... 9 M North Texas (2000-pres.) ................................................................... 8 ULM (2001-pres.) .............................................................................. 8 Georgia State (1976-81) ...................................................................... 5 New Mexico State (2000-2005) .......................................................... 5 Idaho (fb only, 2001-04) ..................................................................... 4 Florida Atlantic (2004-pres.) ............................................................. 5 Troy (2004-pres.) ............................................................................... 5 Utah State (fb only, 2003-04) .............................................................. 2 Central Florida (1991-92) .................................................................... 1 Vanderbilt (men’s soccer, 1995) .......................................................... 1 Bold denotes current members. Evansville, Southern Illinois and Missouri State began competing men’s swimming and diving in 2006-07 as afﬁliate members. 44 MEDIA RELATIONS SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE For the phone number to the teleconference please contact either The ULM athletic media relations ofﬁce is located in Fant-Ewing the ULM media relations department or the Sun Belt Conference. Coliseum in Room 123 on the main ﬂoor next to the basketball ticket Coach Weatherbie will also be available on Wednesday’s booth. at 11:30 a.m. at the ULM Anna Gray Noe Alumni Center a n d p r i o r t o p r a c t i c e o n M o n d a y t h r o u g h T h u r s d a y. PLAYER INTERVIEWS Coach Weatherbie does his best to ﬁll all media requests, including Interviews with ULM players are encouraged, but must be phone interviews. Please call Adam Prendergast to set up all interviews. requested and arranged through the ULM media relations ofﬁce. This policy is not intended to limit media access to players. GAMEDAY PARKING It is intended to ensure to the fullest degree that members of Please contact the ULM media relations department for parking the media get needed interviews in a timely and convenient passes. manner for both the media member and the player involved. Two players (based on class schedule) will be made available at CREDENTIALS the weekly Wednesday press conference. Players will also be made CREDENTIALS: Requests for working media credentials available prior to practice, Monday through Wednesday of each must be made on company letterhead and faxed or emailed to Adam week; PLAYERS ARE OFF LIMITS AFTER WEDNESDAY. Prendergast (318-342-5464; email@example.com) in the media Phone interviews can be set up by contacting the ULM media relations ofﬁce by the Wednesday of game week. Media may request relations department. For the privacy and safety of the student- a season-long credential by following the same steps prior to the athletes, player phone numbers will not be released to the media. beginning of the season. Dorm Rooms, Apartments, Locker Rooms and Training Rooms -- Credentials are granted to authorized working press, NFL Player rooms, apartments, locker room and the training room scouts, ULM approved ofﬁcials and game management personnel are off-limits to everyone except staff. Interviews will be conducted only. on the field or in the Scogin Room inside Malone Stadium. -- With the exception of Warhawk beat reporters covering the team on a daily basis for daily reports, all credentials are approved and issued on a game-by-game basis. PRACTICES -- Media organization identiﬁcation and the name of the media All practices are open to the media and general public u n l e s s o t h e r w i s e a n n o u n c e d . H o w e v e r, P R E - G A M E members covering the game for that outlet are required for every WALKTHROUGHS ARE CLOSED TO ALL MEDIA. credential. -- Credentials are non-transferable. Media members altering COACH INTERVIEWS their original request should provide written notiﬁcation to the media ULM head coach Charlie Weatherbie is available on his relations ofﬁce of any changes at least 24 hours in advance of the weekly Sun Belt Teleconference at 10:56 a.m. Monday morning. particular game. ULM MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF Adam Prendergast Director of Media Relations Ofﬁce: ............................................................................318-342-5463 Cell: ................................................................................318-953-4234 E-Mail: ............................................................... firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Hendrix Assistant Director of Media Relations Ofﬁce: ............................................................................318-342-5462 Cell: ................................................................................318-450-8317 Email:...................................................................... email@example.com Adam Prendergast Jeff Hendrix Steven Schauer Director of Assistant Director of Media Relations Steven Schauer Media Relations Media Relations Graduate Assistant Media Relations Graduate Assistant Ofﬁce: ............................................................................318-342-5461 Cell: ............................................................................... 920-471-9896 Email:............................................................................................TBA MAILING/SHIPPING ADDRESSES Fax: ................................................................................318-342-5464 MAIL ULM Media Relations The media relations oﬃce is located in room 123 of Fant-Ewing Coliseum. 308 Warhawk Way Monroe, La. 71209-4108 45 MEDIA RELATIONS particular game. -- ULM and the NCAA prohibits the WARHAWK MEDIA GUIDELINES issuance of press credentials to representatives of any organization that regularly publishes or - Interviews with any staﬀ member or player should be scheduled through the athletic media relations otherwise promotes the advertising of “tout staﬀ. To schedule interviews with coaches, staﬀ members or players, please contact Adam Prendergast, sheets” or “tip sheets,” or other advertising 318-342-5463. designed to encourage gambling on collegiate sporting events. - Home numbers for players and coaches will not be provided and players have been told not to -- Space in the press box and on the accept calls from anyone asking football-related questions without prior notice from the media sideline for photographers and video is relations oﬃce. Please do not contact a player or coach without arranging the interview through the media relations oﬃce. limited. Credentials are allotted based on the following priority guidelines: - We ask that you do not arrive unannounced at the football oﬃce, Malone Stadium or dining hall to 1. Originating television and radio personnel interview a player or coach without arranging it through the media relations oﬃce. Media members involved in a live broadcast. will be escorted to interviews and to the football oﬃce by a member of the media relations oﬃce. 2. Daily newspapers covering for next- day publication, wire services and national as soon as possible following the completion courtesy lines for visiting radio. The visiting publications, ULM web site partners and of the game. A member of the ULM media radio booth is located on the press box level visiting university web site partners relations staff will collect player and coach of Malone Stadium. Take the elevator to the 3. Non-originating radio and television requests with SIX MINUTES REMAINING PB level and turn left. personnel reporting on the game. MEDIA COVERING ULM ON IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. NOTE: Only local radio stations with a full- The press box elevator will be held with THE ROAD: Media members wishing to time sports director conducting a sports show FIVE MINUTES REMAINING IN THE cover ULM on the road must contact Adam on a daily basis receive consideration for GAME for media to go down to the ﬁeld. Prendergast BY SUNDAY PRIOR TO THE credentials. WIRELESS INTERNET: Wireless GAME or contact the host school. 4. National web site reporters writing for internet is provided free of charge to all post-game postings on network or historically media. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES printed publication web sites. TELEPHONES: There are several ULM provides a digital photographer 5. Ofﬁcially recognized ULM student phones available in press box. Phone lines for work area in the press box. Please ask a newspapers, publications and news outlets. radio are available for use. To get an outside member of the ULM media relations ofﬁce 6. ULM-approved publications covering line, you must dial “9” and then the number. for assistance locating a spot. ULM on an exclusive basis. Please contact Adam Prendergast to reserve a 7. Non-daily newspapers or publications phone line or lines for radio 72 hours before PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES reporting on the game. the game you wish to cover. High-quality photographs and video clips MEDIA SEATING: Media seating are available through ULM’s media relations COVERING THE GAME charts will be posted in the elevator, and ofﬁce. To request photographs of current and MEDIA ENTRANCE/WILL CALL: throughout the press box level. Please refer former ULM football players, contact Adam Media members are to enter and leave Malone to these charts for your seat. Prendergast. Stadium through the main doors on Stadium VISITING RADIO: ULM provides two Drive. All media must report to the press box before going on the sideline. PRESS BOX / POST GAME INTERVIEWS: The ULM press box is located on the top ﬂoor of Malone Stadium. Take the elevator up to the PB level and turn right. All working press are provided with games notes, statistics, ﬂip cards, media guides, rosters and stats during the game. Final game stat books will be distributed in the post-game media room and in the press box. Post-game interviews will take place in the Scogin Room on the ﬁrst ﬂoor of Malone Stadium. NO INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIELD, UNLESS GRANTED BY DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS ADAM PRENDERGAST. Head coach Charlie Weatherbie, selected coaches and players will be made available 46 MEDIA RELATIONS Sun Belt Coaches’ Teleconference Every Monday 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sun Belt Announcements 10:32 a.m. Howard Schnellenberger, FAU 10:38 a.m. Mario Cristobal, FIU 10:44 a.m. Steve Roberts, Arkansas State 10:50 a.m. Rickey Bustle, Louisiana-Lafayette 10:56 a.m. Charlie Weatherbie, ULM 11:02 a.m. Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee 11:08 a.m. Todd Dodge, North Texas 11:14 a.m. Larry Blakeney, Troy 11:20 a.m. SBC Commissioner Wright Waters For call in number please contact ULM director of Media Relations Adam Prendergast, 318-342-5463, or Sun Belt associate commissioner for WARHAWK RADIO NETWORK communications John McElwain, 504-299-9066 (ext. 215). Live audio for all of ULM’s games will be available on the ofﬁcial web site This is a MEDIA ONLY service. of the ULM Warhawks ULMAthletics.com. In addition, ULM Athletics is proud to continue its video streaming service Warhawks All-Access. Fans All of ULM’s 2008 Football Games will be broadcast live on the unable to attend all home games and select road games will be able to radio on K104.1 FM. Longtime voice of the Warhawks Frank watch all of the action from the comfort of their home on ULMAthletics. Hoffmann returns to the booth for his 32nd season to perform the com. play-by-play duties. Packages are available on a monthly basis for only $8.95 or for 12 months for only $59.95. WARHAWK MEDIA OUTLETS NEWSPAPERS New Orleans Times-Picayune RADIO The News Star Doug Tatum, Sports Editor The Radio People (ﬂagship) Paul Letlow, Sports Editor Ted Lewis, Beat Writer Cory Crowe, Program Director 411 North 4th St., Monroe, LA 71201 3800 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125 P.O. Box 4808, Monroe, LA 71203 Oﬃce: (318) 362-0294 Oﬃce: (504) 826-3300 Oﬃce: (318) 388-2323 Fax: 362-0279 Fax: 826-3401 Fax: 322-6936 www.thenewsstar.com ULM Hawkeye (Campus Weekly) ESPN 97.7 FM Ouachita Citizen (Weekly) University of Louisiana at Monroe Sean Fox, Program Director Joe Durham, Sports Editor Oﬃce: (318) 342-5457 P.O. Box 430, Ruston, LA 71270 810 Natchitoches St., West Monroe, LA 71291 Fax: 342-5452 Oﬃce: (318) 255-5000 Oﬃce: (318) 322-3161 Fax: 255-5084 Fax: 325-2285 ASSOCIATED PRESS Mary Foster KXUL-FM Alexandria Town-Talk 1515 Poydras, Suite 2500 University of Louisiana at Monroe Randy Benson, Sports Editor New Orleans, LA 70112 Stubbs Hall, Monroe, LA 71201 1201 Third St., Alexandria, LA 71306 Oﬃce: (800) 662-7717 Oﬃce: (318) 342-5660 Oﬃce: (318) 487-6353 Fax: (504) 586-0531 Fax: 342-5664 Fax: 487-6315 TELEVISION NATIONAL MEDIA Shreveport Times KNOE-TV 8 (CBS) CBSSports.com Scott Ferrell, Sports Editor Aaron Dietrich, Sports Director 2220 W. Cypress Creek Rd. 222 Lake St., Shreveport, LA 71101 Mark Wethington, Neema Yazdani Fr. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Oﬃce: (318) 459-3300 P.O. Box 4067, Monroe, LA 71201 www.cbssports.com / 913-397-6029 Fax: 459-3301 Oﬃce: (318) 388-8888, ext. 274 Fax: 325-3405 ESPN Baton Rouge Advocate ESPN Sports Plaza Butch Muir, Sports Editor KTVE-TV 10 (NBC) Bristol, CT 06010 525 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801 Phil Orben, Sports Director www.espn.com / 860-585-2000 Oﬃce: (225) 383-1111 Rob Neagli Fax: 388-0318 200 Pavilion Rd. West Monroe, LA 71292 Sports Illustrated Phone (318) 323-1972, ext. 151 Time & Life Building -- Rockefeller Center Fax 807-0588 New York, NY 10020 www.cnnsi.com / 212-522-1212 47
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