Paul Mainieri Named Special Advisor to Head Baseball Coach at Baton Rouge Community College
Former LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri is gainfully employed again. Well, sort of.
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) has announced the appointment of Mainieri as Special Advisor to the Head Baseball Coach.
The retired LSU coach will work closely with BRCC's head baseball coach, Thomas Simoneaux, "providing invaluable guidance and mentorship to the team."
"We are beyond thrilled to welcome Coach Mainieri," said Brock Kantrow, Head of Athletics at Baton Rouge Community College. "He has been an integral part of baseball in Baton Rouge for years, and he will certainly have a lasting impact on our coaches and student-athletes."
Mainieri coached the Tigers from 2007-21, won a national title in 2009, and finished as runner-up in 2017. His teams at LSU made a total of five trips to the College World Series.
He retired following the 2021 season with an overall record of 641-281-3 at LSU. Before that, he was head coach at Notre Dame, Air Force, and St. Thomas (FL). His overall career head coaching record is 1,501-775-8.
Mainieri was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this past July.
Thomas Simoneaux will be entering his fourth season as head coach of the BRCC Bears.
Baseball fans in Acadiana may remember Simoneaux as a member of the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns baseball team in 2011-12. He would transfer to play for his dad, Wade Simoneaux, at Louisiana Tech to finish off his playing career.
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