Andy Cannizaro has finally landed on his feet as the former MSU coach has a new coaching job.
The popular former Mississippi State baseball coach suddenly resigned from his position in Starkville this time last year in what was a shocking development at the time. While Mississippi State has refused to comment on the matter since that time, a report from ESPN claims Cannizaro had an affair with an employee of MSU while his wife was pregnant.
“I had a wonderful opportunity at Mississippi State, but unfortunately I made some poor decisions,” Cannizaro said at the time of his resignation. “I hope Mississippi State University and all of the fans and people affected will one day forgive me.”
While Cannizaro hasn’t been given an opportunity to get back into college baseball, he has been given a shot to redeem himself at the high school level.
Holy Cross High School of New Orleans has named Cannizaro the team’s new head coach, effective June 1. Before being hired at Mississippi State, Cannizaro was an assistant coach at LSU. Prior to his coaching career, Cannizaro played in Major League Baseball.
“My family and I are extremely honored to join the Holy Cross Tiger family,” Cannizaro said in a statement released by Crescent City Sports. “I am so thankful for the opportunity to resume my coaching career at this prestigious institution, which has represented excellence in the city of New Orleans for over 169 years. The past year has been a year of tremendous personal growth and reflection, which has completely reinvigorated my love for baseball, coaching young men, and impacting lives.
“We will field a team that will practice hard to maximize our skill levels and play even harder under the lights. Allison, Gabrielle, Pierce, Knox and I have grown closer than ever as a family this past year; we have persevered through many obstacles, and my love for them is the most important thing in my world. We all look forward to being a part of the Holy Cross family and its wonderful baseball tradition for many years to come. Go Tigers!”