Jody Autery is in his fourth season as LSU’s volunteer assistant coach after working two seasons as a student assistant for the Tigers.
Autery, 30, coaches the LSU outfielders, and he serves as the Tigers’ third-base coach. He also works as director of the Smoke Laval Baseball Camp.
Autery has coached three all-SEC outfielders during his LSU tenure — J.C. Holt, Jon Zeringue and Ryan Patterson. Zeringue, the 2004 SEC Co-Player of the Year, was the second-round draft choice in of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Holt was chosen in the third round of the ‘04 draft by the Atlanta Braves. Patterson is projected as an early-round draft selection in 2005.
A native of Pine Hill, Ala., Autery was a pitcher at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., where he helped lead his team to a runners-up finish at the 1995 NAIA College World Series. Autery also played tight end for the Cumberland football team.
Autery played baseball, football and basketball as a prep athlete at Catherine (Ala.) Academy, which captured two Alabama state football titles during his career.
He won all-state football honors in 1992 and all-state baseball recognition in 1992 and ‘93.
A 2001 LSU graduate, he earned a master’s degree in sports management in 2002.
Autery and his wife, the former Beth Collins, were married in 1996. They are the parents of triplets – Beau, Gracie and Faith — born October 1, 2002.
Year at LSU: Sixth
Birthdate: July 22, 1974
Hometown: Pine Hill, Ala.
Children: Beau, Gracie, Faith
Bachelors: LSU (2001)
Master’s: LSU (2002)
2000-01 LSU (student asst. coach)
2002- LSU (asst. coach)