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Rennie Bailey MBB
Assistant Coach
mbailey@latech.edu

Returning home to Ruston will be Tech legend Rennie Bailey, who has served the Louisiana-Lafayette staff for the past three seasons as the top assistant to Robert Lee, and has seen nearly 20 years of experience as a coach on the collegiate level.

Before going to Cajun Country, Bailey was an assistant at Stephen F. Austin under Danny Kaspar and had the task of helping rebuild the program. The Lumberjacks went from a 9-17 record during their first season to a 21-8 record in their third year.

Bailey began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant here at Tech during the 1986-87 season following a stellar playing career, and after working part-time at Tech the following season, Bailey earned his first full-time coaching career at Nicholls State under Gordon Stouffer from 1988-1990.

It was then Bailey returned home to be an assistant on Jerry Lloyd's staff at Tech, where he helped coach lottery-pick Randy White (Dallas Mavericks, '89) along with P.J. Brown (New Jersey Nets, '92) and Ron Ellis (Phoenix Suns, '92).

Following his career at Tech, Bailey took the head job at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, for seven seasons. Bailey is considered responsible for the success of Panola today after resurrecting the program without the services of an assistant coach until his last three seasons.

During his tenure, Bailey coached numerous All-Texas Eastern Conference players and seven of his players signed with Division I schools while many of his players earned their associate degrees.

Bailey received his bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Tech in 1985. He and his wife, Suzan, are the parents of two sons, Sterling and Stafford.

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Curtis Condie MBB
Assistant Coach

ccondie@latech.edu

Curtis Condie comes into his first season as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech after a head coaching year at Texas A&M International University and an associate head coaching role at Utah Valley State.

In just one season with TAMIU, Condie led the Dustdevils to a 12-win season after the school only won four games the previous year. Condie’s team placed two players on the All-Heartland Conference team in the school’s first season as a NCAA Divison II provisional member.

TAMIU finished with an 8-8 record and a fourth place finish in the Heartland Conference, the best in school history. Condie leaves TAMIU with the best winning percentage in Dustdevils' history.

Prior to TAMIU, Condie spent four seasons as associate head coach at Utah Valley State during the school’s transition from a junior college to an NCAA Division I program. The Wolverines compiled a 82-36 record with Condie on the staff and won 16 games in both of its last two seasons, playing a full NCAA Division I schedule.

UVSC finished as 2003 Scenic West Conference Tournament runner-ups, 2004 NCAA Provisional Tournament National Champions, 2005 NCAA Division I Independent Champion and 2006 Independent runner-ups. While at UVSC, Condie coached Sacramento Kings guard Ronny Price.

Condie also spent time at Northern Arizona, where the Lumberjacks qualified for the Big Sky Conference tournament, and Snow College, where he helped guide Snow to back-to-back Scenic West Conference titles. At Snow College, Condie was the only coach to recruit former New Orleans Hornet Jackson Vroman out of high school.

He also served as a head boy’s basketball coach at two Utah high schools; Wasatch High School for one season and South Sevier High School for three seasons. Condie was named Utah AA Basketball Coach of the Year at South Sevier High School in 1996-97. Condie also spent time as an assistant at Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah, and got his start in coach at Don Bosco Tech in Rosemead, Calif.

Condie earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Utah State University in 1994 and where he served as an administrative assistant for former Aggie head coach and current head coach of Southern Miss Larry Eustachy.

Before transferring to Utah State, Condie played two seasons at East Los Angeles College, where he was team captain and led the South Coast Conference in three-point shooting at 58.3 percent. Condie also served a Latter Days’ Saints Church mission to Nashville, Tenn., from July 1985 to 1987.

Condie and his wife Wendy have four children, including daughters Taylor (14) and Courtney (7), and sons Anthony (11) and Preston (5).

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Nikita Johnson MBB
Associate Head Coach
nikita@latech.edu

Nikita Johnson enters his first season as the associate head coach at Louisiana Tech after three seasons at LSU that saw a Final Four appearance for the Tigers and a lottery-pick in Tyrus Thomas heading the NBA Draft.

Johnson came to LSU after six years as an assistant with the University of New Orleans Privateers working under Joey Stiebing and later, Monte Towe.

During his tenure, the Privateers produced four classes that received strong marks in the national rankings. In 2001, Stiebing earned Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year and the Johnson’s last year with UNO, he helped lead the Privateers to the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

Prior to his tenure at UNO, Johnson was an assistant at Tennessee State in 1998 and at Duquesne from 1995-98.

Johnson also served as an assistant at Murray State from 1993-95 when the Racers won two Ohio Valley Conference championships and went on to play in the NIT and NCAA Tournament. The 1993-94 Racer team finished with an impressive 23-6 record.

As a junior college coach, Johnson helped lead Chipola to six conference titles under Coach Milton Johnson, the winningest coach in Florida junior college history. He also was on staff on the 1993 Odessa team that finished eighth in the NJCAA Tournament.

Thomas was not the only NBA bound player Johnson coached as Brandon Bass (LSU), Moochie Norris (Odessa) and Mike James (Duquesne) are all presently in the league. Marcus Brown from Murray State also had a tenure of several years on an NBA roster.

Johnson was born in Donaldsonville, Ga., and grew up in Greenwood, Fla. He is married to the former Tonya Ramey of Pittsburgh, Penn.

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Cody Fueger
Director of Basketball Operations
fueger@latech.edu

Cody Fueger rounds out the men's basketball staff as director of basketball operations. He most recently spent time at Utah under Ray Giacoletti and previously Rick Majerus.

Fueger's duties will include practice coordination and logistical duties as well as taking care of university business as per Coach Rupp's request. Fueger will oversee film exchange, organize scouting video and direct graduate assistants and managers in assisting all areas of the programs. He will also serve as liason to the Sports Information Department aiding in Picture Day, Media Day as well as appearances and interviews with the players. Fueger also serves as director of the Kerry Rupp Basketball Camp.

Fueger served as administrative assistant and was involved in film exchange, video taping practice, setting up practice and editing game film. He also extensively worked with Utah basketball camps.

Fueger earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah in May of 2006 and his masters from Utah as well in sports management.

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Karl Malone
MBB/Director of Basketball Promotions

Louisiana Tech star and NBA legend Karl Malone returns to Ruston as director of basketball promotions and assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Malone put Louisiana Tech basketball on the map in the mid-80’s and left the NBA as the second all-time leading scorer with 36,928 points and a two time Olympic gold-medal winner.

Malone was known for his strength in the post and perfected the “pick-and-roll” offense with John Stockton during his tenure with the Utah Jazz. He earned the NBA’s MVP honors in 1997 and 1999 while earning 14 All-Star appearances.

During his playing days at Tech, has amassed 1,716 points after only three seasons ranking him sixth all-time on the Bulldog career points lists.

His Dunkin’ Dawgs’ teams posted records of 19-9, 26-7 and an astounding 29-3 in his final season at Louisiana Tech. All three seasons he was named Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American.

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Sean McHenry
All, GA Sports Medicine
spm013@latech.edu

Sean McHenry begins his first season at Louisiana Tech as a graduate assistant in the Sports Medicine Department at the university.

McHenry’s main responsibilities this year will be working with the Bulldog football team and the Lady Techster softball team.

The Youngstown, Ohio, native comes to Louisiana Tech after earning his bachelor’s degree in athletic training in June of 2006 from The Ohio State University in Columbus.

While at Ohio State, McHenry worked with the Buckeye’s football, men’s and women’s gymnastics, wrestling, baseball, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis programs while also assisting with various spring sports at New Albany High School.

McHenry was also employed as a first responder at various Ohio State athletic department summer camps for wrestling, field hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball. He also garnered valuable experience working separate events such as the Special Olympics and the Ohio High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships.

The 24-year-old is a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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Kyle Roberts
All, Assistant Sports Info Director
kroberts@latech.edu

Roberts enters his third year in the Athletics Media Relations office as an assistant sports information director. His duties consist of handling men's basketball, volleyball and track and field as well as help with all the other sports.

Roberts occasionally fills in for "The Voice of the Bulldogs" Dave Nitz behind the radio mic for baseball and will serve as play-by-play for Cedar Creek football beginning in the fall of 2007.

The Ruston High product ('00) graduated from Tech in the summer of 2005 with a degree in journalism and is happily married to the former Judith McDaniel of Oak Grove, La.

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