Hey Fightin' Podcast: Jack Marucci

If you’re a fan of LSU Football or Major League Baseball, you know Jack Marucci.   

by Cody Worsham | Digital Media Reporter
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Hey Fightin' Podcast: Jack Marucci

If you’re a fan of LSU Football or Major League Baseball, you know Jack Marucci.   

Maybe you’ve heard him on this podcast before – he’s always among our most listened to episodes. 

Maybe you read about his work with eye-tracking technology during LSU’s Summer of 10,000 Catches.

Or maybe you’ve seen Major Leaguers swinging bats bearing his name.   

Either way, Marucci’s name is familiar to most, and so his is work as The Brain of LSU Football.  

Now, he’s got a new title with LSU. As Director of Performance Innovation and Special Projects, Marucci will turn his focus full time to data-driven decision-making, high-tech solutions, and quantitative answers to qualitative questions, giving LSU Football – and all of LSU Athletics – the winning technological and scientific edge.  

On today’s show, Jack talks about the importance of cognitive testing and this summer’s special projects, position by position – including route-running efficiency tracking for skill players, eye-tracking for the secondary, reaction timing for the linemen, and a touch of virtual reality.   Other topics include: his new position, the story behind Marucci bats, the intersection of character and success, his affinity for woodworking, and much, much more.