With the report that John Cohen will take over as Mississippi State’s director of athletics, that will leave a vacancy for the baseball coach position with the Bulldogs.
The Advocate’s Luke Johnson is reporting that Andy Cannizaro, who currently serves as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU, will become the head coach at Mississippi State.
Source: Andy Cannizaro to be named the Mississippi State head coach Saturday, will hold a Monday press conference.
— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) November 4, 2016
Cohen has served as the Bulldogs’ coach since 2009. He was named associate AD in July and now appears to be in line for a promotion. That news is expected to be announced at 1 p.m. ET on Friday.
Cannizaro is a former MLB infielder, playing a season each for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. He has served in his current position with the Tigers since July 2014. Prior to that, Cannizaro was an amateur scout for the Yankees from 2009-14.
This will be Cannizaro’s first head coaching position.