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Multiple outlets have reported that LSU coach Jay Johnson has hired Terry Rooney as the Tigers new Director of Recruiting and Program Development.

The former UCF head coach spent the past two seasons at Purdue, where he was the recruiting coordinator in 2021 and added the title of pitching coach in 2022.

Rooney will replace Josh Simpson, who just left the staff to join former Tigers’ pitching coach Wes Johnson at Georgia.

Rooney previously worked at LSU under Paul Maineri. Per PurdueSports.com:
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When Paul Mainieri was hired away from UND by LSU in the summer of 2006, Mainieri brought Rooney with him to Baton Rouge. In year 2 with the Tigers, LSU posted a 20-win improvement, won a pair of Southeastern Conference titles and went to the College World Series. He was promoted to associate head coach the following season and helped assemble to No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the nation, headlined by future MLB all-star and batting champion DJ LaMahieu. After Rooney left to become the head coach at UCF, LSU emerged as the champion at the 2009 College World Series.
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CDawson12 months
Wow! Rooney is as good as it gets!
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy12 months
This guy is coming into the program at a great time, Coach Johnson just recruited his arse off during the broadcast of the draft
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crewdepoo12 months
What happened to our last director of recruiting?
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lsu432112 months
Didnt he go with Wes to UGA? Believe as an on field asst compared to this role being off.
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