Report: LSU baseball coaching search down to 3 finalists
Many names have been linked to the LSU baseball coaching vacancy since Paul Mainieri’s retirement. A new report says the search is down to three finalists.
Glenn Guilbeau of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser is reporting, per multiple sources, that Arizona coach Jay Johnson, East Carolina coach Cliff Godwin and Notre Dame coach Link Jarrett are the final three candidates for the job.
Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan was one of the first coaches linked to the opening. O’Sullivan issued a statement this month that he was staying at UF.
Former Oregon State coach Pat Casey was reported to be a “leading candidate” earlier this month. Godwin and Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco were then reported to be candidates. Guilbeau recently reported that both Godwin and Bianco interviewed for the job with LSU AD Scott Woodward in Birmingham but were not offered the job at the time. Bianco released a statement Sunday evening to announce he was staying in Oxford.
This past weekend, Guilbeau reported that Woodward was considering exploring Tennessee’s Tony Vitello and Tim Corbin as candidates. Vitello told reporters he had no contact with LSU.
BREAKING – The finalists for the LSU baseball coaching job are Arizona’s Jay Johnson, E. Carolina’s Cliff Godwin and Notre Dame’s Link Jarrett:https://t.co/nOX0NnVTlq
— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) June 23, 2021