As first reported by Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, Arizona’s Jay Johnson will take over the LSU baseball coach ending a nearly month-long search to replace Paul Mainieri.
Johnson, 44, coached at Arizona for six seasons. During his tenure, the Wildcats reached two College World Series. The Wildcats finished runner-up to Coastal Carolina in his first season with the program and were the first team eliminated this year.
Johnson had a 208-114 record at Arizona, which marked his first head coaching job at a Power 5 conference school.