Athletic Department
Bill Franques
Position: Sr. Associate Sports Information Director
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Alma Mater: LSU
Graduating Year: 1985
Phone: (225) 578-8226
Bill Franques Bio
Courtesy: (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/10/2012

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 GAMEDAY publications.

The LSU baseball media guide, written and edited by Franques, has three times been named best in the nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America. His baseball brochures have finished among the top six in the country in 15 of the past 20 seasons, including his 2012 guide which was voted No. 1 by CoSIDA.

Franques is the Alex Box Stadium public address announcer, and he is 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 and recruiting travel, organizing fund-raising 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. (12), Benjamin Lewis (10) and Madeline Lemoine (8).