LSU shares video tribute to retiring baseball coah Paul Mainieri
LSU baseball is set to enter a new era as coach Paul Mainieri is set to retire after 15 years with the Tigers.
Mainieri, 63, has a 1,501-774-8 (.659) career record that includes six seasons at St. Thomas (1983-88), six seasons at Air Force (1989-94), 12 seasons at Notre Dame (1995-2006) and 15 seasons at LSU (2007-21). He is No. 7 all-time among NCAA Division I Baseball coaches in career wins.
Mainieri is the second-winningest coach at LSU with a 637-282-3 (.693) mark, and he has the third-highest career-winning percentage in SEC history. Under Mainieri, LSU won 30 team championships, including the 2009 NCAA title, eight NCAA Regional championships, five College World Series appearances/NCAA Super Regional championships, four SEC championships, six SEC Tournament titles and six SEC Western Division crowns.
After his retirement announcement, LSU shared a video tribute looking back on the highlights of Mainieri’s tenure with the Tigers:
“It’s been the honor of my life…”
A celebration of Coach Mainieri’s career and his time in the purple and gold. pic.twitter.com/rW26vdIwtL
— LSU Baseball (@LSUbaseball) May 29, 2021
Mainieri’s team will learn its NCAA Tournament fate on Monday.