|Position:||Director of Player Development|
|High School:||Pflugerville HS|
Former LSU catcher Micah Gibbs will serve as the Tigers’ Director of Player Development for the 2018 season. He was scheduled to begin his second season as the Volunteer Coach/Hitting Coach; however, he suffered a serious knee injury prior to the season, necessitating the move from the field to an administrative role for 2018.
An all-American who produced one of the highest single-season batting averages in LSU history in 2010, Gibbs originally joined the Tigers’ staff as coordinator of operations prior to the 2016 season after playing six years of minor league baseball and reaching the AAA level.
Gibbs, 29, was named the Tigers’ volunteer coach and hitting coach in November 2016, and he helped lead LSU to the 2017 SEC regular-season and tournament titles and the national runners-up finish at the College World Series by directing a prolific offense that was No. 1 in the SEC in RBI (448), and No. 2 in the league in batting average (.289) total bases (1,053), base hits (702), runs scored (482) and on-base percentage (.384).
Gibbs coached LSU rightfielder Greg Deichmann, a second-round draft selection who earned 2017 first-team All-America honors after hitting .308 with team highs of 19 homers and 73 RBI. Gibbs also mentored shortstop Kramer Robertson, a third-team all-American and fourth-round draft choice, and two Freshmen All-Americans – third baseman Josh Smith and centerfielder Zach Watson.
Along with his on-field experience, Gibbs has handled a number of responsibilities with the baseball program, including team travel, budgeting, community relations and the operation of the Paul Mainieri Baseball Camp.
Gibbs, native of Pflugerville, Texas, started 177 games in three seasons (2008-10) at LSU, batting .336 (221-for-657) with 46 doubles, five triples, 18 homers and 137 RBI. He earned second-team All-America and first-team All-SEC honors in 2010, when he hit .388 (95-for-245) with 14 doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 60 RBI. The .388 average ranks among the Top 10 highest single-season averages in LSU annals.
Gibbs helped lead the Tigers to the College World Series title in 2009, batting .294 (70-for-238) with 16 doubles, two triples, six homers and 42 RBI. He was also the starting catcher for the United States National Team that won a gold medal at the 2008 World Championships in the Czech Republic.
Gibbs was selected in the third round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs, and he played for six seasons in the farm systems of the Cubs, the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Gibbs earned an LSU degree in sport administration in December 2014.
The Gibbs File
Year at LSU: Third
Birthdate: July 27, 1988
Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
Education: LSU, 2014; B.S. in Sport Administration
2010-15 Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers minor league organizations
2016 LSU (coordinator of baseball operations)
2017 LSU (volunteer coach/hitting coach)
2018 LSU (director of player development)