Cannizaro

Tulane Legend Cannizaro heads to LSU

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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