Former Texas A&M assistant coach Chad Caillet lands new job in the SEC
The college baseball coaching carousel continues to spin, and South Carolina has found a new assistant coach in the mix.
Texas A&M assistant coach Chad Caillet has accepted an assistant coach position with the Gamecocks.
Caillet will take the spot of former assistant coach Trip Couch, who left the program earlier this week to take a similar role at Arizona, The Big Spur reported. Couch was officially named as an assistant on the Wildcats’ staff under Chip Hale on Wednesday.
Caillet has two degrees from Southern Miss, and spent the previous two seasons with the Aggies. He was looking for a job after former head coach Rob Childress, who has since landed at Nebraska, was fired following the campaign, and Caillet was not retained. Caillet was a finalist for an assistant position at LSU this offseason.
Before A&M, Caillet spent 12 seasons at Southern Miss and helped the program to a berth in the College World Series along with three top 25 finishes. Caillet, who was in charge of the offensive plan with the Golden Eagles, oversaw single-season team marks for runs, RBIs, batting average and on-base percentage.
Caillet, who will serve as the recruiting coordinator for the Gamecocks, was named the top recruiting coordinator in Conference USA by D1Baseball in 2016.