Will Davis next Lamar Baseball Coach

Beaumont, Texas–  Former LSU catcher and current LSU 3rd base coach Will Davis is expected to be named the next Lamar University baseball manager.  Davis is currently entering his ninth year on the LSU coaching staff where he serves as the Tigers’ third-base coach while tutoring the catchers and outfielders defensively, and helping to oversee the development of the LSU position players.

Davis has been on the LSU staff for four trips to the College World Series (2008, 2009, 2013, 2015), three SEC Championships (2009, 2012, 2015) and five SEC tournament titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), and he was an assistant coach on the 2009 National Championship team.

An experienced recruiter, Davis has been a designated recruiter since the summer of 2011, helping to bring in the nation’s seventh-ranked class in 2011, fourth-ranked class in 2012, 10th-ranked class in 2013, and PerfectGame.org’s top-ranked class for 2014. Davis served as the head of Louisiana recruiting from 2011-2014 and helped to initially identify future draft picks Andrew Stevenson, Kade Scivicque, Mark Laird, and Zac Person.

Along with his on-field duties, Davis is also in charge of the prestigious LSU Baseball camps, is the head of the Coaches Committee (booster club), is the direct liaison to the LSU Baseball alumni, and he oversees all summer baseball placement for the LSU players.

Davis would be taking over for longtime Lamar baseball manager Jim Gilligan who in his 38 seasons as head coach, has guided Lamar’s baseball team to 11 conference championships, 13 NCAA regional appearances, and five conference titles. He has been named the Southland Conference coach of the year six times during his career and is the 32nd coach in NCAA history to record 1,000 career wins.

In total Jim Gilligan currently has recorded 1310 wins at Lamar heading into his final season.



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