ABOUT THE EPISODE
October 26, 2022

Guest Heath Schroyer, the AD McNeese State University, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to talk about all things McNeese sports and upgrades to the facilities and the economic impact that these investments have on the community of Lake Charles. The excitement of Homecoming Weekend on the horizon brings a week of events including Rowdy's Haunted Homecoming parade, Friday night block party and a full day of tailgating on Saturday.  

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

Heath Schroyer is a first-generation college graduate who grew up on a Dairy Farm in Maryland. He prepped at the prestigious DeMatha High School program in Hyattsville, Md., where he played for the legendary coach Morgan Wootten, whose 1,274 wins as a head coach are the second-most victories in the history of basketball at any level. He was a college coach for 26 years with 24 of those at the NCAA Division I level. He was the head coach for 12 years at four different universities and was the second-youngest head coach in the nation when he was named the Portland State head coach.   

Now, Schroyer is the Athletics Director at McNeese State University here in Lake Charles. He has been with the Cowboys since 2019 as the school’s AD, although he originally came to Lake Charles as the men’s basketball coach. In his time as A.D., he launched the McNeese Athletics Motto: Student-Athlete Centered, Fan and Donor Friendly and has implemented a mission statement that focuses on Community, Tradition and Excellence - the three pillars of McNeese Athletics and has made the well-being of the McNeese student-athletes the top priority.  

 

ENVIE EATS 

Crying Eagle Brewing Co. was established in 2016 by the Avery family. Known in the community as an entertainment and family epicenter. The on-site bistro pumps out a delicious menu of hand-tossed pizzas, classic sandwiches, and favorite shareable bites, expansive tap room serves up a full line-up of regularly rotating brews including unique twists on lagers, IPAs, Sours, Stouts, and everything in between. Conveniently located near McNeese University and the Lake Charles Regional Airport, it’s the perfect place for any occasion.  

 

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