UD Student Services for Athletes BIO
 Lou Becht

Lou Becht joined the University of Delaware Student Services for Athletes as intern in 2015-2016.

Becht works closely with the rest of the SSA staff to provide academic assistance and educational counseling to student-athletes from a variety of UD teams. In addition, he monitors student-athlete study halls and is the teaching assistant for two freshman seminar courses for student-athletes.

A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Becht earned his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, where he was a member of the junior varsity basketball team.

He earned his master’s degree in education from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. in 2006, and is currently completing his doctorate in educational leadership at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

His dissertation, titled “Division III Student-Athletes’ Experiences of Institutional Social and Academic Systems,” focuses on the social, academic, and athletic experiences of Division III student-athletes and how these are impacted by their institution’s support services. He expects to complete his dissertation in the spring of 2016.

Becht brings an array of teaching and coaching experience to his position at UD. He previously worked as a high school history teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and coached boys basketball and girls soccer at Archbishop Carroll High School.

He was an assistant volleyball coach at Cabrini College for five seasons, spent three seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Widener University, and one season as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Philadelphia University.

During his time at both Widener and Philadelphia University, he was tasked with monitoring the academic progress of the basketball teams through study halls and weekly meetings.

He resides in Conshohocken, Pa. 

Updated 11/15/16

Position: Intern
Hometown: Folsom, Pa.
High School: Cardinal O'Hara
Alma Mater: University of Pennsylvania
Graduating Year: 2002
Major: History
Experience: 1 Year
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