Joe Alleva

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Joe Alleva (born c. 1952) is the current athletics director at Louisiana State University. He officially started on July 1, 2008.[1] He was formerly the athletics director at Duke University.

Duke tenure[edit]

Alleva began as athletic director in 1998. Alleva hired three football coaches in his 11 years: Carl Franks, Ted Roof, and David Cutcliffe. Franks' record in his five years was 7–45, including two 0–11 seasons. Roof went 6–45. Despite an initial preference for former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell, Alleva eventually settled on Cutcliffe as Roof's replacement.[2] Cutcliffe won ACC Coach of the Year in 2012. His first baseball coach hired was Bill Hillier who compiled a 121–214 record.

LSU career[edit]

Alleva is the current Athletic Director and Vice-Chancellor for Louisiana State University. During his time at LSU, the Tiger football program has stunted in growth and produced one great season (2011) followed by mediocre at best progress. During the 2015 football season, Alleva became a joke and embarrassment for LSU after he tried and failed to fire Head Coach Les Miles. During the 2016 season, he finally managed to fire Miles mid-season, resulting in Alleva ruining his own reputation and becoming a laughing stock of the state of Louisiana and of LSU. Rumor is that he is to be fired next.


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