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Sources: South Carolina Targeting Paul Mainieri As Next Head Coach

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Targeted by South Carolina: 

Former LSU head coach Paul Mainieri is being targeted by South Carolina for their head coach position, as reported by Baseball America's Teddy Cahill.

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LSU Tenure: 

Mainieri coached at LSU from 2007 to 2021, achieving a National Championship in 2009 and five College World Series appearances.

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Championship Success: 

Under Mainieri, LSU won 31 team championships, including nine NCAA Regional Championships and five NCAA Super Regional Championships.

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Career Wins: 

Mainieri has a career record of 1,505-777-8 (.659) over 39 seasons of collegiate coaching.

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Top Rankings: 

He is No. 7 in all-time NCAA Division I Baseball wins and one of only five Division I coaches to have won over 1,500 games and a national championship.

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Previous Coaching Stints: 

Mainieri has coached at St. Thomas University, Air Force, Notre Dame, and LSU.

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Notre Dame Success: 

As head coach at Notre Dame, Mainieri led the team to an NCAA Super Regional title, an NCAA Regional championship, eight regular-season conference championships, and five league tournament titles.

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Winning Percentage:

Mainieri's .692 winning percentage at LSU is the third-highest in SEC history, following Skip Bertman and Ray Tanner. 4o