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LSU baseball officially announced the promotions of Nolan Cain and Micah Gibbs on Tuesday afternoon.

Cain is being promoted to full-time assistant and recruiting coordinator while Gibbs will become the volunteer assistant and hitting coach for the Tigers in 2017. Per

The promotions of Cain and Gibbs, both players on LSU’s 2009 national championship team, are effective immediately. A search will begin right away to fill the vacant coordinator of operations position.

Cain and Gibbs received the new assignments after the departure of hitting coach/recruiting coordinator Andy Cannizaro, who earlier this month was named head coach at Mississippi State.

“I felt it was important to divide the jobs of hitting coach and recruiting coordinator because it is really impossible to give due diligence to each responsibility with just one person handling both tasks,” Mainieri explained. “In order to do both jobs correctly and at the level necessary for sustained success, each assistant coach needs to focus on that one area. Beginning March 1, when the NCAA allows us to once again begin recruiting off-campus, our recruiting coordinator needs to get out to see our committed players play, continue to develop relationships with those guys – who in many cases will have to choose between LSU and professional baseball coming out of high school or junior college – and certainly to discover new talent for future classes. Read more.
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Yes, let's get Cain off 3rd base (and don't even think about 1st base).
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Can we get Cain off third base though?
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