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LSU Baseball head coach Paul Mainieri announced that undergraduate assistant coach Sean Ochinko is moving over the volunteer/hitting coach for the 2018 season replacing Micah Gibbs who will work as the team’s Director of Player Development. Per

The move became necessary when Gibbs suffered a severe knee injury earlier this month while playing in a pickup basketball game and will require surgery. The rehabilitation involved in recovering from the injury will prevent Gibbs from carrying out his coaching duties, necessitating Ochinko’s appointment as the volunteer coach/hitting coach.

“I was heartbroken when Micah was injured in a freak accident,” Mainieri said. “Because of his inability to now function on the field as an active coach, we felt the need to replace him so that our players can receive the coaching on the field that they deserve and so that we are not as a disadvantage as a team in the rugged SEC.

“Fortunately, we have been able to create a situation where Micah can use his expertise and analytical ability to help us in other ways. He will use his time developing scouting reports, doing analytical studies on relevant statistics, and a myriad of other off the field tasks that can aid the coaches and players. He will continue to be a vital part of our program.”
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Get ready for some bombs this season. Ochinko gonna have everyone swinging for the fences.
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