Track + Field Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Dennis Shaver
When Dennis Shaver ascended to the rank of head coach of the LSU Track & Field program in July 2004, he was given the reigns of a national power recognized worldwide for its dominance at the collegiate level while racking up a total of 30 NCAA team championships in its history. Expectations were high, but Shaver had experienced LSU's success first-hand as he helped coach the Tigers and Lady Tigers to a combined 12 national championships while serving as an assistant coach for nine seasons from 1996-2004. It came as no surprise when he was asked to continue LSU's championship tradition when the position opened in the wake of the 2004 season. Shaver knew the challenge that lay in front of him when he accepted the job. At his opening press conference, Shaver promised fans, coaches, officials and his student-athletes that "we are going to do everything we can to keep this kind of championship program going here at LSU." He has certainly delivered on that promise as the program has showed no signs of slowing down under his guidance.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Tamara Ards
Tamara Ards Bio   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Bennie Brazell
Assistant Coach
Todd Lane
Todd Lane Bio   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Mark Rinker
LSU Track & Field head coach Dennis Shaver announced July 11 the addition of assistant coach Mark Rinker to his staff as the former Northeastern University assistant is charged with leading LSU's middle distance and distance runners and cross country teams into the upcoming 2017-18 athletic season.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach
Greg Watson
LSU track and field head coach Dennis Shaver announced the addition of assistant coach Greg Watson on Aug. 20, 2018. Watson comes to Baton Rouge via Kansas State and he will coach LSU's throwers.   FULL BIO
Director of Operations
Andrea Tepe
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Boo Schexnayder
Irving "Boo" Schexnayder returned to the LSU track and field to in August of 2018 to head the strength and conditioning efforts for the Tigers. Schexnayder previously served with LSU from 1995-2007 for 12 years as the jumps and multi-event coach in Baton Rouge. Schexnayder is a well-known commodity in the track and field coaching community with 37 years of service.   FULL BIO