Report: LSU considering multiple coaches in College World Series for baseball job
The search for LSU baseball’s next coach has already taken many twists and turns. The latest report says that athletic director Scott Woodward may be looking toward Omaha to find the next Tiger baseball skipper.
According to Glenn Guilbeau of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Woodward “is considering exploring his interest” in Tennessee coach Tony Vitello, Arizona coach Jay Johnson and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin. All three teams are in the 2021 College World Series, which begins Saturday with Stanford vs. NC State at 2 p.m. ET. Vanderbilt and Arizona play at 7 p.m. ET. Vitello’s Volunteers play on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, facing Virginia.
Four names have previously been linked to the job in various reports. Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan was one of the first coaches linked to the vacancy created by Paul Mainieri’s retirement. After UF’s season ended, O’Sullivan released a statement saying he was staying in Gainesville.
Former Oregon State coach Pat Casey was reported to be a “leading candidate” earlier this month. Most recently, Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco and East Carolina’s Cliff Godwin were named as candidates in a report earlier this week.
Guilbeau reports that Woodward interviewed both Bianco and Godwin Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama. Neither coach was offered the job, though Guilbeau writes that Woodward “may come back to Bianco or Godwin.”