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Jay Johnson holds first news conference as head coach of LSU baseball

LSU athletic director Scott Woodward introduces Jay Johnson as the new head baseball coach on...
LSU athletic director Scott Woodward introduces Jay Johnson as the new head baseball coach on Monday, June 28, 2021.(WAFB)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 11:12 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 4:25 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU formally introduced Jay Johnson as the new head coach of the LSU baseball team at Alex Box Stadium on Monday, June 28.

Johnson called Alex Box the “Yankee Stadium of college baseball,” and emphasized that he’s not rebuilding, just rebooting the Tiger program.

After the news conference, Johnson took questions from fans at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU athletic director Scott Woodard announced Johnson as the new coach on Friday.

“LSU Baseball is the premier program in the nation, and the interest we received from great coaches across the country was significant,” said Woodward. “Ultimately, Jay’s track record of postseason success, explosive lineups, and highly-ranked recruiting classes set him apart from the field. He’s made an immediate impact at every program he’s led, and he’s one of the most energetic, innovative, and focused coaches in America. I am confident he is ready to add to our extensive championship tradition at LSU, and we welcome Jay and Maureen to Baton Rouge.”

“I am humbled and honored to be the head baseball coach at LSU and serve as the steward of the next generation of national champions,” said Johnson. “LSU is a phenomenal University and athletics department, and I am very thankful to Scott Woodward and Stephanie Rempe for entrusting me to lead this storied program into its next winning chapter. I view this as the opportunity of my lifetime and will do everything in my power to have our team playing a brand of baseball that makes everyone at LSU, the Baton Rouge community, and the entire state of Louisiana incredibly proud. Geaux Tigers!”

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