LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri is the recipient of the 2018 Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year Award.
Mainieri received his award over the weekend at Dodger Stadium prior to a game between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The award was presented to Mainieri for his performance as head coach of the USA Collegiate National Team last summer with wins over Chinese Taipei, Japan, and Cuba.
Mainieri is the second LSU coach to take home the honor following Skip Bertman who won it as head of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team which took home the bronze medal in Atlanta.
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