(WGNO) — Well, it’s official.
LSU has a new head baseball coach with the school announcing the hiring of Arizona’s Jay Johnson on Friday.
I will not call this a home-run hire nor a bad hire because what he does at LSU is to be determined.
This is a solid hire based on his resume alone.
In six seasons at Arizona, Johnson has amassed six 30-plus win seasons, 200 total wins, two college world series appearances and a championship series runner-up finish in 2016.
Arizona won the PAC-12 this season and he was named PAC-12 Coach of the Year.
He’s 44 years old and a great recruiter.
His teams generate a lot of offense and he will grow up with a young and talented team at LSU.
He will be introduced during a press conference Monday at Alex Box Stadium.