Former LSU All-America first baseman/outfielder Blake Dean joins the coaching staff this season as an undergraduate assistant as he completes his bachelor's degree requirements.
Dean, who played at LSU from 2007-10, was one of the all-time best hitters in Fighting Tiger history, finishing No. 2 on the school career total bases list (575), No. 2 on the all-time LSU RBI list (260), No. 2 in career hits (332), No. 3 in career doubles (63), No. 4 in home runs (56) and No. 5 in runs scored (223).
The native of Crestview, Fla. was drafted in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his senior season and played in the Dodgers organization before electing to return to school to earn his degree.