Teddy Allen to speak at Minden Lions

Minden Lions are in for a special treat this Thursday, Oct. 12, as the guest speaker will be Teddy Allen.

Teddy is a Louisiana journalist who covered local sports for Shreveport, Monroe and New Orleans dailies from 1984 until 1990. He has written columns for the News-Star and The Times and Louisiana Gannett newspapers for more than 30 years.

A 1982 graduate of Louisiana Tech University’s journalism program, he earned his Master of English from the University in 1984. (This is after he flunked out of the school in 1979.) Teddy is currently the writer and editor for Tech’s University Communications; you can find his work at LATech.edu and LATechSports.com.

He is a broadcaster for the LA Tech Sports Network because he has the perfect face for radio and despite the fact that he has the perfect voice for newspaper.

The Lake View, S.C., native might be best known for giving the nickname “The Mailman” to Karl Malone when the NBA Hall of Famer was a sophomore at Louisiana Tech and Teddy was a graduate assistant in the Tech Sports Information Department in the 1980s.

Teddy is married to Linnea Fayard Allen. He has a son, Casey, and a daughter, Emily, who is married to Braden Hilton.

He and John James Marshall are co-founders of DesignatedWriters.com, a free site that covers everything from Why You Should Make a Grocery List to Why Baseball Matters.

The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in Minden.

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