Current ULM Coach Mike Trahan will be named as the replacement for former assistant head coach John Szefc, sources close to the Cajun Baseball program verified late this afternoon. Trahan will take over the responsibilities as recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. Sources also stated that current Cajun assistant Anthony Babineaux will move from first base, and take over as third base coach. Mike Trahan will take over responsibilities as first base coach.
The choice of Mike Trahan as the replacement for John Szefc does not come as a surprise to UL baseball insiders, considering Coach Robicheaux's close association with the McNeese State baseball program.
Mike Trahan served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at McNeese State from 2002 to 2006. While with the Cowboys, Trahan helped guide the club to a pair of Southland Conference championships (2003, 2006) and had several recruiting classes recognized by Baseball America. The 2003 club advanced to the NCAA Tournament, playing in the Houston Regional at Rice.
Mike Trahan will join the Cajun program after a two year stint at Sun Belt Rival Louisiana-Monroe. Trahan was hired in the summer of 2006 to work with the ULM infielders and hitters, coordinating recruiting as well.
ULM finished the season ranked 14th in the NCAA averaging 1.23 home runs per game and 28th in the nation with a slugging percentage of .477 on their way to a Sun Belt regular season championship. The Warhawks also ranked third in the Sun Belt with 120 doubles and 16 triples.
Mike Trahan was unavailable for comment Wednesday afternoon.
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