"Jim's career has uniquely prepared him for this role," Interim System President Dan Reneau said in a statement. "Higher education in Louisiana is facing some of its most challenging times, and I think the board made an excellent selection to best position the system to combat the challenges ahead."
"We were deeply saddened," Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau said. "Tyrone was not only a valuable member of our football program, but much more importantly, he was a valued member of the Tech Family. This is a painful loss for our campus community and our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family."