Former LSU pitcher Nolan Cain was named the Tigers’ Coordinator of Baseball Operations in September 2013.
Cain, a reliever on LSU’s 2009 national championship team, handles a number of responsibilities with the baseball program, including team travel, budgeting and community relations.
Cain, native of Cantonment, Fla., 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 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: Third
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- LSU (coordinator of baseball operations)