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.
- Honored as the Collegiate Baseball Coach of the Year five times
- SEC Coach of the Year seven times
- Two time Baseball America Coach of the Year
- Elected to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2003
- Assistant coach for the US national baseball team which won the gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics