LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri put an emphatic stop to the speculation that he was leaving the school.
Mainieri is staying at LSU and intends to stay in Baton Rouge, La., for a while. Mainieri affirmed his commitment to the Tigers in a statement Thursday.
“My home is at Alex Box Stadium in front of the greatest fans in college baseball,” Mainieri said.
The accomplished coach just concluded his 10th season at LSU and reports had surfaced that the 58-year-old manager had interviewed with Texas about its coaching vacancy. Mainieri put those rumors to rest.
“LSU is home to the Mainieri family, and it’s my intention to keep it that way for a long time,” Mainieri said according to Fox 44’s Amy Gill. “Our first 10 years here have been a remarkable experience, and I’m grateful to all Tigers fans for their tremendous support.”
Mainieri has led the Tigers to four College World Series appearances, including a national championship in 2009. LSU coach Les Miles sounded exuberant that Mainieri was staying put.
This is great news. Paul, you're the best. Geaux Tigers. – LM https://t.co/pgguaMz4hF
— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) June 16, 2016