Legendary Tulane shortstop Andy Cannizaro was named as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at LSU today by head coach Paul Mainieri.
LSU beat writer Randy Rosetta wrote a fantastic profile on Cannizaro today.
In a four-year career at Tulane, it was hard to detect many flaws in Cannizaro’s game.
Jones recounted a story when he and then-new assistant coach Rob Cooper (now the head coach at Penn State) went hunting for a shortstop for the 1997 recruiting class. They went to Miami to eyeball a promising player, but weren’t sure they could land him.
So Jones told Cooper they needed to drive to Ponchatoula to check out a player whose ties to Tulane were deep. Cooper watched Cannizaro play one game in less-than-ideal conditions.
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