Ruston High basketball finds home during construction

By Kyle Roberts

Ruston High’s basketball teams will be at home in Scotty Robertson Memorial Gymnasium for the 2023-24 season on the campus of Louisiana Tech during the construction of the main gym at the high school.

“It’s a great opportunity for us,” Ruston High principal Dan Gressett. “We have been working with Tech for a couple of months to try and get something figured out. Dr. Jessica Szymanski has been very accommodating and we realize Tech had to juggle a lot of things to make this happen. We appreciate that and we are excited to be playing there this season.”

Lady Bearcat head coach Meredith Graf echoed Gressett’s appreciation.

“We are extremely thankful to Louisiana Tech for providing us with a temporary home to play our games in this year,” Graf said. “From the beginning, they have been extremely helpful in helping navigate how it could work and what needed to happen. We are excited to have Memorial Gym serve as our temporary home this year.”

Bearcat boys’ coach Ryan Bond, a former LA Tech Bulldog basketballer, expressed his gratitude, as well.

“We are very thankful that Louisiana Tech agreed to let us use their facilities,” Bond said. “Playing in the iconic Memorial Gym will make the season special.”

Ruston High’s basketball programs will begin their season in November.