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LSU baseball staffer expected to join Paul Mainieri at South Carolina

Monday saw some news that sent shockwaves around the college baseball world as longtime former LSU coach Paul Mainieri is expected to come out of retirement to become the head coach at South Carolina.

While that hire hasn’t been officially announced by the school, it seems Mainieri is already working to put together a staff that will include a current LSU baseball staffer.

Director of program development and recruiting coordinator Terry Rooney is expected to join Mainieri’s Gamecocks staff as the pitching coach, according to a report from RotoBaller’s Chris Clegg.

Rooney previously worked under Mainieri at Notre Dame and later at LSU from 2007-08.

Rooney left LSU to become the head coach at UCF, where he worked from 2009-16. He was later an assistant at Alabama, Houston and Purdue before returning to Baton Rouge in his current role ahead of this past season.

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