Jan. 20, 2013


Mainieri to join ABCA Hall of Fame


LSU head coach Paul Mainieri (left) will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.


Mainieri will be inducted on January 3, 2014, at the annual convention in Dallas.


In 30 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Mainieri has posted a record of 1,122-614-7.  He is No. 10 on the list for career wins for active NCAA coaches and is one of six active coaches to have won 1,000 games and an NCAA national championship.


Mainieri is 258-122-2 in six seasons at LSU, reaching the College World Series twice and claiming the national championship in 2009. He registered 533 victories in 12 seasons as head coach at Notre Dame (1995-2006) after leading the programs at St. Thomas (1984-88) and Air Force (1989-94).


Mainieri will join his father, Demie Mainieri, in the ABCA Hall of Fame, creating the first father-son combination in the Hall. The elder Mainieri recorded 1,012 wins and a national title at Miami-Dade North Community College in his 30-year career.


There will be seven inductees in the ABCA Hall of Fame Class of 2014, including Jack Leggett of Clemson and Pete Dunn of Stetson. Only four other active coaches are already in the Hall: John Anderson of Minnesota, Mike Gillespie of UC Irvine, Mark Marquess of Stanford and Mike Martin of Florida State.


(photos courtesy of LSU Media Relations Office)