One of the most successful careers in LSU athletics comes to a sort of close today, as Skip Bertman, overseer of 5 National Championships as the LSU baseball coach, and overseer of 2 National Championships and 3 SEC Championships in football, 4 Final Four appearances in women's basketball, one Final Four appearance in men's basketball, two College World Series appearances in baseball, and countless other accomplishments, steps down as Athletic Director today.
He'll be gone, but he won't go far. He remains with the program in a fund-raising capacity. Officially, his title is "Athletic Director Emeritus." He leaves his post with LSU football, LSU baseball, LSU track, LSU women's basketball, and LSU gymnastics all appearing to have bright futures. He has overseen the hiring of a football coach, the hiring of a baseball coach, the hiring of two women's head basketball coaches, and the hiring of a men's basketball coach. His football hiree has been an unqualified success. The women's basketball coaches have both had success on the court. The latest baseball coach appears headed to great things. We'll have to wait and see on the basketball coach, but there are high hopes.