LA Tech Athletics adds pair of senior staff members

Louisiana Tech VP and Director of Athletics Eric Wood continues to build his external and internal teams heading into the 2021-22 athletics season.

On Tuesday he announced the addition of Assistant Athletics Director for Brand Engagement Reggie McIntyre and Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations Jeff Dusin.

Both McIntyre and Dusin will also serve on Wood’s senior staff within the athletics department.

“We want good people who see our vision and compete every day to help put our student-athletes and coaches in the best position to succeed,” said Wood. “I appreciate Gerald (Jordan) and Tim (Padgett) working hard to find the right people that will fit our culture within our athletics department.”

McIntyre, who earned his bachelor’s degree at North Carolina State and his master’s degree at Louisville, comes to Ruston after spending the past four years at Wichita State. He will be in charge of brand engagement at Louisiana Tech, overseeing all the marketing strategy efforts for the 16 athletic teams. He will also have direct oversight of our creative video department while working diligently and creatively to enhance the gameday experience for the student-athletes and fan base.

“I am grateful to Dr. Wood and Tim Padgett for the opportunity and confidence to build the Brand Engagement department,” McIntyre said. “I am honored to join the Louisiana Tech Athletics community, and the university as a whole. We want to compete in all aspects of marketing to provide the best fan engagement and student-athlete experience possible.”

During his time at Wichita State, McIntyre oversaw all of the marketing strategy and game-day presentations for the Shockers, and served as the administrator for the spirit squads and athletic bands.

During his tenure at Wichita State, McIntyre has also served as the Assistant Director of Marketing, Game Operations & Community Engagement (2016-17) and Director of Fan Engagement (2017-18).

McIntyre also served as the Director of Marketing and Special Events at Holy Cross and as an external relations associate at the University of Louisville.

Dusin, who earned both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at Kansas State, comes to Ruston after spending the past two years at UCF. He will be in charge of all game and events management for Tech while also overseeing the day-to-day facilities management component within the athletics department.

“I want to thank Eric Wood and Gerald Jordan for opportunity to become a part of the Louisiana Tech Family,” said Dusin. “I look forward to working with the Louisiana Tech student-athletes, coaches, faculty, and staff.”

During his time in Orlando, Dusin was the event administrator for volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and track and field at UCF. He was the tournament director for the 2019 AAC Volleyball Championships, the 2020 AAC Men’s Soccer Championships and the 2021 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis 1st and 2nd Rounds.

Prior to his time at UCF, he served as the Event Operations Assistant at Kansas State for two years.

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