Paul Mainieri Makes LSU Win Baseball College SeriesJune 25th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by GD
On Wednesday the finale of the College series in baseball was held and it was the Louisiana State University or LSU that ousted the Texas to win the championship. All credits for the win was conferred upon Paul Mainieri who has been the coach of the winning team since 2007. With efficient swings and enough pitching, the LSU tigers won over the Texas by 11-4. Paul Mainieri however gives credit to the team over his own skills by saying “the team by the end of the season was so determined to get it done.”
Paul Mainieri seems to be the happiest man among all as he had been able to bring the championship to that team with whom he began his playing career and thus had always wanted to coach as well. It was athletic director Skith Bertman’s vision that found out Pual Mainieri which in turn made Paul the coach of one of the Five College World Series title teams. Paul’s father veteran baseball player Demie Mainieri, who was also present during the match said, “this was his dream and I’m so happy for him. It wasn’t something that was easy for him.”
Starting with LSU, Mainieri had played for many colleges before turning into a coach in 1983 for ST. Thomas University in Florida. Among his major coaching achievements include being the head of United States Air Force Academy for 5 years and that of Notre Dame Baseball team for 6 years.
LSU is indeed fortunate to have such a coach since it was under his training that made them among the top College series winners in history.
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