Jay Johnson and LSU’s president, William F. Tate IV, were among the speakers at Wednesday night’s national championship celebration to honor LSU’s baseball team, which claimed the trophy in Omaha.

“LSU is the shipyard of college sports,” Tate said. “LSU athletics is aiming to have more ‘ships than any naval yard in the world.”

Johnson just completed his second season at LSU after he coached Arizona to the Pac-12 championship and a berth in the College World Series.

“State of Louisiana, LSU – you have my entire heart,” Johnson said. “There’s nowhere else in the world that I want to coach baseball than right here, right now. I love you guys.”

Fueled by Golden Spikes Award winner Dylan Crews and star transfers Paul Skenes and Tommy White, the Tigers made the 46-year-old Johnson the first baseball coach to win a national championship before his third year at a school.

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