Volunteer Coach/Hitting Coach
Former LSU catcher/first baseman Sean Ochinko is in his second season as the Tigers’ Volunteer Coach and Hitting Coach.
Under Ochinko’s direction in 2018, the LSU offense finished in the Top 5 in the SEC in four different statistical categories: fewest times struck out (No. 1), triples (No. 2), stolen bases (No. 4) and batting average (No. 5).
Ochinko worked in 2017 as LSU’s undergraduate assistant coach while completing his degree requirements. He helped lead the ’17 Tigers to the SEC championship and the national runners-up finish at the College World Series.
Ochinko, 31, was a catcher/first baseman at LSU from 2007-09, and he helped lead the Tigers to the 2009 College World Series title. He played in 65 games (63 starts) in 2009, batting .333 (78-for-234) with 15 doubles, nine homers, 57 RBI and 46 runs.
Ochinko was LSU’s top hitter in ’09 postseason games, batting .362 (17-for-47) with three doubles, two homers, 13 RBI and seven runs. He hit .368 (7-for-19) in the College World Series with one double, two homers, seven RBI and four runs.
Ochinko collected a career-high four hits in his final collegiate game, as he was 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Game 3 of the CWS Finals versus Texas.
A native of Parkland, Fla., Ochinko was selected in the 11th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, and he played seven seasons in the minor leagues, advancing to the Triple-A level.
The Ochinko File
Year at LSU: Third
Birthdate: October 21, 1987
Hometown: Parkland, Fla.
Education: LSU, 2017; B.A. in interdisciplinary studies
2009-15 Toronto Blue Jays minor league system
2017 LSU (undergraduate assistant coach)
2018- LSU (volunteer coach/hitting coach)