Mississippi State officially introduced Bulldogs baseball coach John Cohen as its new athletics director Friday.
“This is a great day for us and I can’t tell you how much your support means to us,” Cohen said during a press conference on campus. “I’ve been really fortunate to have some really great mentors.
“I love our baseball program, but more importantly, I love Mississippi State.”
Cohen, 50, has served as MSU’s baseball coach since 2009. Cohen went 284-203-1 during his eight seasons in Starkville and guided State to the postseason five times, including an SEC Tournament title in 2012, a national runner-up finish in 2013 and an SEC Championship this past season.
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LSU hitting coach and recruiting coordinator Andy Cannizaro was announced Saturday as Cohen’s replacement as the Bulldogs’ baseball coach.
Cannizaro, 37, played at Tulane University. He was a seventh-round pick of the New York Yankees.
A press conference will be held at 3 p.m. Monday to officially introduce Cannizaro.