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NEW ORLEANS – On Friday, September 2, Tulane head baseball coach Rick Jones announced that current assistant coach Jake Gautreau has assumed the role of recruiting coordinator for the program, which became effective June 15, 2011. Gautreau spent the last two seasons on the coaching staff and aided with recruiting, but his third season as a coach will include the full recruiting slate.
Recruiting student-athletes to Tulane should be no harder than reminiscing about the successes that he saw during his three years as a player and scholar on the Uptown campus. From 1999-2001, Gautreau was one of the premier sluggers in college baseball during his time with the Green Wave, earning All-American honors during each of his three seasons. The 14th overall pick by San Diego in the 2001 MLB Draft, Gautreau was the first player on Conference USA history to earn back-to-back Player of the Year accolades.
During the past two seasons, Gautreau has worked with the programs hitters and infielders. He also worked as the first base coach in his first year as an assistant coach in 2010 and last season made the move to the third base coaching box.
“I am extremely excited about the class that just arrived on campus that were recruited under the direction of associate head coach Chad Sutter,” said head coach Rick Jones.
A successful, efficient and comprehensive national recruiting plan requires the efforts of the entire coaching staff. Therefore, associate head coach Chad Sutter and head coach Rick Jones will also continue to be heavily involved in the total recruiting process.