Former LSU pitcher Nolan Cain was promoted to assistant coach/recruiting coordinator in November 2016 after working for one season as the Tigers' volunteer coach and for two seasons as coordinator of operations.
During Cain's three seasons on the LSU staff, the Tigers have earned three NCAA Tournament National Seeds, one College World Series appearance, two NCAA Regional titles, one SEC championship, one SEC Western Division title and one SEC Tournament crown.
Cain, who will continue to serve as LSU's third-base coach and catchers coach, will manage all aspects of the Tigers' recruiting process.
Cain, a reliever on LSU's 2009 national championship team, has handled a number of responsibilities with the baseball program, including team travel, budgeting, community relations and the operation of the Paul Mainieri LSU Baseball Camp.
Cain made 73 career relief appearances for the Tigers in four seasons (2006-09). The right-hander was a physical presence on the mound with solid fastball and an excellent breaking pitch. He received his LSU degree in May 2009 and pitched in the minor leagues after signing a free agent contract with the Detroit Tigers in June 2009.
Cain, a native of Cantonment, Fla., helped lead LSU to the '09 national title, making 19 appearances on the mound while recording a 5-0 mark and a 4.01 ERA in 33.2 innings with 10 walks and 38 strikeouts. He provided an excellent relief outing in Game 2 of the College World Series Finals versus Texas, firing 3.1 shutout innings with four strikeouts.
Cain and his wife, the former Kristen Hobbs, have one son, Cason. Kristen played softball at LSU from 2004-07 and now works as the Special Events and Community Relations Coordinator for the LSU athletic department.
The Cain File
Year at LSU: Fourth
Birthdate: January 2, 1986
Hometown: Cantonment, Fla.
Child: Cason (born Nov. 6, 2012)
Education: LSU, 2009
B.A. in interdisciplinary studies
2009 Detroit Tigers minor league farm system
2014-15 LSU (coordinator of baseball operations)
2016 LSU (volunteer coach)
2017- LSU (assistant coach/recruiting coordinator)