Demie Mainieri, father of LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, passes away

Demie Mainieri, father of LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, passes away
LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri and his father, Demie Mainieri. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Demie Mainieri, the father of LSU baseball head coach Paul Mainieri, passed away Wednesday morning. He was 90 years old.

The member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame died in Baton Rouge.

Demie Mainieri was the first junior college coach to win 1,000 games. He won a total of 1,012 games in 30 seasons at Miami-Dade North Community College. His 1964 team won the NJCAA national championship.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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