Five Thoughts On Mississippi State Baseball Hiring Chris Lemonis

Omaha, NE - JUNE 29: Game three of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arizona Wildcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers is under a weather delay on June 29, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE - JUNE 29: Game three of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arizona Wildcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers is under a weather delay on June 29, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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Omaha, NE – JUNE 26: A general view of the stadium during the National Anthem of game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators on June 26, 2017 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE – JUNE 26: A general view of the stadium during the National Anthem of game one of the College World Series Championship Series between the LSU Tigers and the Florida Gators on June 26, 2017 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

Mississippi State Baseball Fans Should Thank Gary Henderson For The Job That He Accomplished This Season

In some ways, it’s truly unfortunate that Gary Henderson didn’t get the head coaching job on a permanent basis. Henderson had a huge role in the Bulldogs making it back to the College World Series and he made this a season that MSU fans could truly be proud of.

Gary Henderson was also very open about wanting the head coaching job as the season started to come to a close.

The emotional connection that Henderson seemed to have with this team, with these players, and with this university is one that helped move the Bulldogs back to Omaha. Henderson kept everything together and guided Mississippi State baseball through an incredibly tough season.

Now, he’s probably not going to remain in Starkville for much longer. And that’s sad to see.

Very few coaches have taken the Mississippi State baseball team to Omaha. None have ever done it with the circumstances that Gary Henderson had to operate under.

That doesn’t mean that the choice to go with Chris Lemonis is the wrong one. It does mean, however, that Mississippi State baseball fans should be grateful that Henderson held everything together. Now, Lemonis can come in and succeed with a team that is well put together.