Athletics Coaching Staff
Bill Franques
Sr. Associate Communications Director
Coach Info:
Position: Sr. Associate Communications Director
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Alma Mater: LSU
Graduating Year: 1985
Phone: (225) 578-8226

Bill Franques works as the LSU baseball program’s media relations director, and he serves as managing editor of LSU’s football, men’s basketball and baseball game programs.

His 2012 LSU football game program was voted best in the nation by College Sports Information Directors of America.

The LSU baseball media guide, written and edited by Franques, has four times been named best in the nation by CoSIDA. His baseball brochures have finished among the top six in the country in 16 of the past 21 seasons, including his 2012 and 2013 guides, which were voted No. 1 by CoSIDA.

Franques is the Alex Box Stadium public address announcer and the color analyst on LSU Sports Radio Network broadcasts of baseball road games. In addition, he is the producer and co-host of LSU Tiger Tracks, a weekly television program featuring LSU sports personalities.

Franques also worked from 1997-2000 as the LSU baseball administrative assistant. His duties included coordinating team travel, organizing fundraising events and booster club meetings, and overseeing office operations.

Franques received a Bachelor of Arts degree from LSU in 1985. The Lafayette, La., native is married to the former Yvette Lemoine of Bunkie, La., and they have three children -- William Paul Jr. (14), Benjamin Lewis (12) and Madeline Lemoine (10).