Lance Champagne, M.Ed., ATC, LAT begins his eighth year as the athletic trainer for the LSUS Pilots and Lady Pilots.
A Bossier City native, Champagne graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a Master's of Education from Clemson University. He earned his national certification in 2003.
While at LSU, Champagne worked with the SEC championship men's basketball and football teams. He also earned a ring for his efforts with the women's indoor and men's outdoor track and field national champions. At Clemson, he worked with the men's tennis team that finished in the top eight in the country. He was also presented the first annual Terry Lewis Memorial Scholarship presented by the South Carolina Athletic Training Association.
In the summer of 2001, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Champagne to be one of their training camp interns. He spent six weeks with the Eagles as they prepared for their season. In 2002, he spent a week with the Houston Texans as a mini-camp intern as they readied themselves for their inaugural season in the NFL.
Champagne is employed by Willis-Knighton Health Systems and is contracted to cover all LSU Shreveport athletics. In addition to his work at LSU Shreveport, he has provided additional coverage to other sports teams in the Shreveport/Bossier area. These teams include various high schools, the Shreveport Sports and Shreveport Captains of the American Association of Independent Baseball , and the former Bossier-Shreveport Battlewings of the AF2.
Champagne is married to the former Lynne Boudreaux of Jennings, Louisiana. They have two children: Adeline "Addy" Grace and Landon Joseph. The Champagne family currently resides in Bossier City.