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LSU Coach Paul Mainieri to Speak at LSUA

Released: 11/03/2008

LSU coach Paul Mainieri, voted national baseball coach of the year in 2008, will be featured speaker at the LSU at Alexandria pre-season baseball/softball banquet Jan. 19. Tables for six are being sold by the Generals Booster Club for $250, and they are available by calling Betsy Hayes at 473-6475.

Mainieri, in his second season, coached LSU to the SEC West, SEC Tournament, NCAA Regional and NCAA Super Regional championships. The Tigers, after finishing 1-2 in the College World Series, were ranked No. 6 in the final poll. LSU set an SEC record with 23 consecutive victories in the second half of the season.

The banquet will be held in the state Evacuation Shelter adjacent to campus at 6 p.m. Numerous auction items will be available to raise money for the university’s second-year programs.

Both LSUA teams will play in new on-campus stadiums in 2010.