Category: Catching Up With

Catching Up with LMU alum Sam Lagana ’85, LA Rams public address announcer

Instantly, the voice you hear resonates throughout the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on a perfect Sunday afternoon.  The deep, booming, and confident voice projects a variety of feelings – excitement, enthusiasm, passion – in perfect clarity that culminates in the deafening roar of the crowd and an instant surge of adrenaline and emotions.   That roar …

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Catching Up with Tower Pizza’s Tony Seruto and Muralist Jonas Never

By Andy Hui In the 1980’s, the highly successful television sitcom, Cheers, opened its show with an immediately recognizable theme song about the neighborhood bar, “where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.  You want to be where you can see, the troubles are all the same, you wanna be where everybody …

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Catching Up with Coach Paul Westhead

Seven Seconds with Coach Westhead As college basketball fans gather far and wide to witness the spectacle that has come to be known as March Madness, LMU Baseball welcomed coach emeritus Paul Westhead back on campus to throw out the first pitch to open the 2016 West Coast Conference slate. 

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Have Shoes Will Travel

By Andy Hui Here’s an update on several former Lions now playing professionally overseas.  It is encouraging to see that they are doing well and able to extend their playing careers while making a living doing what they love most. 

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Taylor Walker Update

In January 2014, LMUlionsroar.com talked to Taylor Walker as part of the Catching Up with Andy Hui series.  In the article, Walker shared a long-time goal to complete a unique project with his father — a board game called Earth Encounters.  Walker even made Earth Encounters a focus of his Masters in Business Administration degree at LMU.  USA …

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Catching up with Ashley Hamilton

By Andy Hui In June, LMU welcomed Ashley Hamilton back to campus as a student to complete prerequisites for a Master’s degree in Education.  Hamilton, who graduated in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in communication, began graduate studies as a redshirt senior in his final year of eligibility during the 2012/13 season.

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Catching up with Assistant Coach Tom Abatemarco

By Andy Hui He is affectionately known as Coach T.  Head Coach Max Good calls him the Alphabet Man because his last name includes so many letters of the English alphabet.  Whatever nickname or moniker you place on him, LMU assistant coach Tom Abatemarco is no minor figure in college basketball.  In a professional coaching …

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Catching up with Taylor Walker

By Andy Hui Another familiar face on the Lions bench this year is former guard Taylor Walker.  Walker, who hails from nearby Inglewood, attended Santa Monica High School and Fullerton Junior College prior to joining the Lions as a walk-on in 2010. In his final year as a fifth-year senior, Walker appeared in 21 games …

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Catching up with LaRon Armstead

By Andy Hui This year, the Lions welcomed a bevy of talented newcomers with nine new faces on the men’s basketball squad.  Throw in two new, highly accomplished assistant coaches in Tom Abatemarco and Senque Carey and you have the makings of a vastly different team to complement a handful of returning core players.  However, …

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Catching up with Terrell Lowery

By Andy Hui Can an athlete be too good?  It’s a question to ponder with Terrell Lowery.  One of LMU’s greatest athletes, Lowery was a bright star on the basketball court and on the baseball diamond.  His superb talents attracted the eyes of the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, both intrigued by the …

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