Finished 36-23 in his first season at the helm of Mizzou. Went 138-97 in 4 seasons as the HC at Southeast Missouri State. Played 13 seasons of pro baseball including time in MLB with the Mets and the Pirates.
Was a collegiate baseball coach for 26 years with an 870-330-3 record as an HC. He led LSU to 5 CWS titles, 11 CWS appearances, 16 NCAA Tourneys and 7 SEC titles. He was the HC for the 1996 U.S. Olympic baseball team and is in the ABCA and College Baseball Halls of Fame.