Blair Barbier, a former all-SEC infielder at LSU, joins Paul Mainieri’s staff as volunteer coach after one season at McNeese State, where he helped lead the Cowboys to the 2006 Southland Conference title.
Barbier worked worked with the outfielders and catchers at McNeese State, and he assisted with hitting and recruiting.
The 28-year-old New Orleans native was a four-year letterman for the Tigers and started for the 1997 LSU national championship team as a second baseman and for the 2000 NCAA championship
squad as a third baseman. The LSU team captain, he was the driving force behind the Tigers’ drive to the World Series title in 2000, as he was named to the CWS all-tournament team.
During Barbier’s playing career, LSU compiled a 198-73-1 mark in four seasons (1997-2000), capturing two national championships, four NCAA Regional titles, one NCAA Super Regional title and one Southeastern Conference championship.
Following his collegiate career, Barbier played four years of professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs organization.
A 2002 graduate of LSU with a degree in finance, Barbier was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He was named Freshman all-America and all-SEC in 1997 after batting .353 with 23 doubles, 15 homers and 57 RBI.
Barbier posted a .307 career batting average with 46 home runs, 62 doubles, 260 runs and 199 RBI in 259 games.
Barbier was a four-year letterman at Brother Martin High School in both baseball and football, earning all-district and all-state honors in baseball.
Barbier is married to Lacie Callais, a former LSU Golden Girl.
The Barbier File
Year at LSU: First
Birthdate: February 13, 1978
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: LSU, 2002 ? B.S. in finance
2006 McNeese State (assistant coach)