There’s so much that goes into a big-time Division I athletics program, and a lot of it, unsurprisingly, gets done behind the scenes. Scheduling travel to games, securing necessary practice and game hours at facilities, and generally making sure that the team is running smoothly are some of those duties that are seldom seen by the average fan.
In the Northwestern sports stratosphere, Chris Lauten is one of those people. Lauten is the Director of Operations for the men’s basketball team, so those things, as well as directing summer camps and doing various other tasks for head coach Chris Collins, are his expertise.
This season will be an abnormally challenging one for Lauten, given that the team won’t be able to play games or practice at Welsh-Ryan Arena due to renovations. We asked Lauten about not having Welsh-Ryan this season, his past experiences with Collins and Mike Krzyzewski, and more in a recent phone conversation.
Read the entire article at InsideNU.com.