Jack Lamabe
Won 158 contests in five years as the school’s baseball coach (1974-78), ranking fourth all-time … was coach of the 1976 squad which set school record with 45 wins … squad also finished wit the program’s highest national ranking (7th) and was one win away from College World Series … earned JU’s first-ever NCAA post season victory against Middle Tennessee State at the South Regional on May 23, 1976… eliminated host Florida State before falling to Auburn in final game of regional … went on to become LSU’s first full-time head coach from 1979-83 … also served as minor league pitching instructor and evaluator for the San Diego Padres.