USC Trojans This & That — 6/15

May 24, 2018; Stockton, CA, USA; LMU Lions head coach Jason Gill during the WCC Baseball Championships at Banner Island Ballpark.
New USC baseball coach Jason Gill (322-286-1) prepped at Mater Dei and received his bachelor’s degree from CSF in kinesiology in 1996. He played the infield under legendary coach Augie Garrido, who won three College World Series Championships at CSF and another two at TEXAS.
Gill started coaching as a grad asst under Garrido in 1995. He got his first full-time asst position in ’97 at NEV, followed by stops at LMU, UCI (where he coached under UCLA’s John Savage), CSF and ORE. He was George Horton’s (just fired from ORE after 11 seasons) first hire as both men left CSF to begin the reconstruction of the ORE baseball program in 2007, before becoming LMU’s head man for 11 seasons.
Gill spent seven years during his coaching career as a recruiting coordinator and Lynn Swann is counting on those skills to give Gill an advantage at USC.
Gill brought in a pair of Top 25 recruiting classes while at LMU, something that hadn’t been done in 15 years at the school. Through his career, he’s worked with future MLB stars like Khris Davis, Justin Turner and Mark Kotsay
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So basically the new coach has never played baseball professionally. If I read his resume correctly he went right into coaching after college. So what does he have to sell recruits? It begs the question;what happened to the GCU coach?
I guess it’s wait and see.