With LSU Baseball’s head coach Paul Mainieri, retiring at the end of the season, we take a look at who might be in the running for the job.
Why LSU needs a new head coach
The top candidates for the job
As LSU looks for a new head baseball coach there are a few candidates that stand out. Here are the top three:
1. Paul Mainieri
Mainieri is the current head coach at LSU and has been with the program for 12 years. He has led the team to six College World Series appearances and five SEC championships. Mainieri is also a two-time National Coach of the Year.
2. Mark Calvi
3. Butch Thompson
Why the coaching search is taking so long
LSU’s search for a new baseball head coach has been ongoing for over two months now, and there is no end in sight. The reasons for the delay are manifold, but can be boiled down to three main factors: the high cost of buyouts for current coaches, a lack of candidates with both the desired experience and willingness to take the job, and LSU’s own reluctance to make a decision.
With buyouts upwards of $5 million being commonplace in college baseball coaching contracts, LSU is understandably hesitant to commit to any one candidate. The school is also looking for a Head Coach with both significant head coaching experience at the collegiate level and a track record of success, two criteria that narrows the pool of potential candidates even further.
Ultimately, it may come down to LSU simply being unable or unwilling to make a decision. With so much at stake—the cost of the buyout, the future of the program, etc.—it’s understandable that the school would want to take its time in choosing its next head coach For now, fans will just have to be patient and wait for LSU to make its move.
What the players think about the coaching search
Players on the LSU baseball team have mixed feelings about the coaching search. Some want a clean break from the past and are hoping for a new coach with a fresh perspective. Others want someone who knows the program and canhit the ground running.
There is no clear consensus among the players, but whoever is chosen as the next head coach will have to earn the trust and respect of the team.
How the new head coach will affect recruiting
The Lsu Baseball coaching search is underway and there is no shortage of speculation about who will be the next head coach One of the biggest questions is how the new Head Coach will affect recruiting.
LSU has long been one of the top destinations for top High School prospects. The Tigers have had success on the field, and they have also been able to sell prospects on the idea of playing in front of large crowds at Alex Box Stadium
However, LSU’s recent success has been overshadowed by off-field problems, including the firing of former head coach PaulMainieri. Some recruits have expressed concerns about choosing LSU in light of these problems, and it remains to be seen whether the new head coach will be able to convince them to come to Baton Rouge
What kind of coach LSU needs
It’s no secret that LSU baseball is one of the most storied and successful programs in the country. The Tigers have won five National Championships and have produced dozens of Major League Baseball players. But after a disappointing 2019 season, LSU is looking for a new head coach
So who will be the next Head Coach of LSU baseball?
There are a few things that LSU is looking for in a head coach First, they want someone with a proven track record of winning at the collegiate level. Second, they want someone who has recruiting experience and can bring in top-level talent. And finally, they want someone who understands the tradition and culture of LSU Baseball
There are a few names that have been mentioned as potential candidates for the job, but it’s still early in the process. Whoever LSU chooses as their next head coach they will need to be someone who can come in and help the Tigers get back to their winning ways.
The timeline for the coaching search
LSU’s last baseball coaching search was conducted in 2008 and resulted in the hiring of Paul Mainieri.
How the coaching search is being conducted
The LSU Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to start the process of finding a full-time replacement for former Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri, who retired last week after 15 seasons with the Tigers.
The board named LSU Executive Deputy Athletic Director Verge Ausberry as the head of the search committee. Ausberry will work with a nine-person committee that includes LSU President F. King Alexander, athletic director Scott Woodward, former Tigers baseball player and Major League Baseball executive Joe Alleva, and faculty representative Alan Tutt.
“It is imperative that we identify the very best head baseball coach in the country to lead our program,” Alexander said in a news release. “To ensure we find the right person for this important position I have asked our search committee to cast a wide net in order to consider a large pool of highly qualified candidates.”
Woodward said he hopes to have Mainieri’s replacement in place “as soon as possible.” He said the committee will use a “national search firm” to help identify candidates.
The implications of the coaching search
As LSU looks for a new head baseball coach many are wondering what implications the search may have on the future of the program.
Some believe that the school is looking to move in a different direction, while others think that LSU is simply exploring all of its options.
Whoever is chosen as the next head coach will have big shoes to fill, as former head coach Paul Mainieri led the team to five College World Series appearances during his time at LSU. The new head coach will also be tasked with rebuilding a team that lost several Key Players to graduation and early defections to the MLB Draft
What’s next for LSU baseball
With the recent firing of head coach Paul Mainieri, LSU Baseball is in search of a new leader. The team has had great success under Mainieri, winning the National Championship in 2009 and making seven appearances in the College World Series Mainieri’s replacement will have big shoes to fill.
So far, no names have been linked to the job, but there are sure to be many candidates interested in taking over one of the best programs in the country. Whoever is chosen will have a big task ahead of them, as they look to maintain LSU’s place among the elite programs in college baseball