Jake Gautreau named D1Baseball assistant of the year

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Jake Gautreau

Former Tulane All-American and coach Jake Gautreau, now the top assistant at Mississippi State, has been named the assistant coach of the year by D1Baseball.

Gautreau was retained by new Bulldogs coach Chris Lemonis and his work both as a hitting coach and on the recruiting trail helped State make a second consecutive College World Series appearance.

As a player at Tulane, Gautreau helped lead the Green Wave to its first College World Series in 2001. He returned to New Orleans after a career in pro baseball to join Rick Jones’ staff and became interim head coach for the second half of the 2014 season.

Gautreau was hired in Starkville by his former Tulane teammate and then-Bulldog head coach Andy Cannizaro.

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