ALEXANDRIA, La. (LSUA Sports Information) - The LSUA baseball team added some national championship experience to its coaching staff, while also bringing home a former Generals player, with the addition Kody Gautreaux as an assistant coach.
In his return to LSUA, Gautreaux will work with hitters and position players, lead strength and conditioning efforts, and assist with recruiting among other tasks.
The Lafayette, Louisiana native has spent the last three seasons on the staff of former LSUA head baseball coach and athletic director Brent Porche at the University of Texas-Tyler. During that time, the Patriots compiled a 102-42 record, appeared in two NCAA D-III Regionals, and helped guide UTT to the Division III National Championship in 2018. In 2019, he was a key piece as the team made the transition from NCAA Division III to NCAA Division II.
A General from 2013-2016, Gautreaux roamed the outfield for LSUA. In 75 appearances with 22 career starts, Gautreaux hit .229 with four doubles and a triple, knocked in 11 runs while scoring 26 times himself, and stole five bases. He also went his entire LSUA career without committing an error in 47 career opportunities.
“We are extremely excited to add Kody to our coaching staff,” said LSUA head coach Steven Adams, Jr. “He will bring a young but mature feel with him on the offensive side of the game, while also assisting with day-to-day operations and recruiting. Being a former player at LSUA, he will bring the passion we need to continue to grow and become a top-25 contender. His experience in the last three years at UT-Tyler has made for a smooth transition.”
Gautreaux graduated from LSUA in 2016 with a degree in general studies with a concentration in kinesiology, while also minoring in both communications and psychology. He received a master’s degree from Northwestern State University earlier this year in health and human performance with a concentration in health promotion. He starts immediately.
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