Tim Fletcher Show: Paul Mainieri Named Coach of the Year
Longtime LSU baseball coach given quite the honor.
Paul Mainieri has been named the "Coach of the Year", winning the 2015 Skip Bertman Award bestowed by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Named for Bertman, LSU's baseball guru who built the Tigers into a powerhouse from 1984-2001, winning five national titles during his tenure, the award is the second post-season honor for Mainieri.
Earlier this month, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named Mainieri the Coach of the Year for the fourth time. He won the award in 2008 and 2009 at LSU and in 2000 as the head coach of Notre Dame.
After learning he won the award named after Bertman, Mainieri said, ""I am so honored as this award means more to me than any award I have ever received. I say this because of the respect I have for Skip Bertman and all he has done for college baseball. In addition to that fact, he is my dear friend, and he brought me to LSU when he was the athletic director. When he hired me, I told him my only goal at LSU was to make him proud of me."