LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced Wednesday that hitting coach and recruiting coordinator Javi Sanchez will retire from coaching to pursue a career in business. He is 32 years old. Per LSUSports.net
“It is with a great deal of sadness that I have accepted the resignation from our staff of Javi Sanchez,” Mainieri said. “Javi has decided to change his career path and exit the coaching profession in order to enter the world of business. I’m very sorry to see Javi leave because he has been such a big part of the success we have had at LSU in our baseball program over the last seven years. His dedication, hard work, and loyalty to our players and staff have been at the highest level possible. His ability as a recruiter has resulted in several outstanding classes, and our rosters have been filled with high quality players that chose LSU due in large part to the relationship they developed with Javi. His infectious personality will be missed by everyone.”
Sanchez came to LSU after playing four seasons in the Minnesota Twins minor league organization. He worked on the LSU staff for seven seasons.