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LSU Baseball head coach Paul Mainieri was named manager for the 2018 Collegiate National Team by USA Baseball on Tuesday. Per

2018 will be Mainieri’s second coaching stint for Team USA after serving as an assistant coach on the Collegiate National Team in 2015, and he will be tasked with continuing an exceptional run of success. USA Baseball is coming off its 2017 season where it became the first federation in history to sweep its international competitions, highlighted by a World Baseball Classic title, two World Baseball Softball Confederation Baseball World Championships and three international friendship series victories by the Collegiate National Team over Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Japan.

“USA Baseball is delighted to welcome Paul Mainieri to the USA Baseball coaching ranks in 2018,” said Paul Seiler, Executive Director and CEO of USA Baseball. “Paul has done an outstanding job over his thirty-five seasons coaching collegiate baseball and we are excited to have him bring his exceptional resume of success to our Collegiate National Team as we look to build off last season’s unprecedented achievements.”
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Lexman176 months
Hard to believe it took 36 years for Mainieri to be named the HC for Team USA! Good luck, Paul. Now geaux get that gold!
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CaptainPanic76 months
I guess we're locked in for Silver or Bronze.
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