Talvin Hester

Talvin Hester (born July 16, 1978)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Current conference: Conference USA (CUSA)
Louisiana Tech record: 37-28 (.569)
Overall record: 37-28 (.569)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Louisiana Tech
2021-2022 Texas Tech (asst)
2018-2021 Louisiana Tech (asst)
2017-2018 Oral Roberts (asst)
2014-2017 Houston (asst)
2013-2014 Texas State (asst)
2012-2013 Stephen F. Austin (asst)
2010-2012 San José State (asst)
2005-2010 Prairie View A&M (asst)
2004-2005 Texas College (asst)
2003-2004 Texas Wesleyan (asst)
2002-2003 Northlake College (TX) (asst)

Talvin Hester Facts

  • Talvin Hester
  • Born July 16, 1978
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Texas Wesleyan University (BA, 2003)
  • Started out playing at Dallas Christian College (TX) then transferred to and graduated from Texas Wesleyan
  • First coaching jobs were at Northlake College, Texas Wesleyan (under Terry Waldrop) and Texas College
  • Spent seventeen years as an assistant coach at the Division I level, working under Darrell Hawkins and Byron Rimm II at PVAMU, George Nessman at SJSU, Danny Kaspar at SFA and Texas State, Kelvin Sampson at Houston, Paul Mills at ORU, Eric Konkol at La Tech and Mark Adams at Texas Tech
    • During that time, Hester was part of several postseasons, including the Red Raiders 2022 Sweet Sixteen run
    • Also interned with the semi-pro Texas Rim Rockers franchise in 2003
  • Hired in March 2022 to return to Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs’ new head coach

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