A former Louisiana Ragin Cajun pitcher is returning to the program, this time as the pitching coach.
As first reported by Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, it is expected that B.J. Ryan will be the new pitching coach and is expected to replace Daniel Freeman. Freeman has been the program’s volunteer assistant pitching coach the past five seasons.
Ryan played for the Cajuns in 1997 and 1998 and was inducted into the UL Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.
After only one game with the Cincinnati Reds, the Bossier City native started to come into his own with the Baltimore Orioles. Over his 11-year MLB career, he amassed 117 saves and a 3.37 ERA.
The news comes a week after the announcement that former assistant coach Matt Deggs would be the new head coach for the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns