Mix and Mingle with Paul Mainieri as DFAC sponsor

Introducing “Mix and Mingle” Guest Speaker: Coach Paul Mainieri, recently retired Head Baseball Coach of the LSU Fighting Tigers!

A four-year letter-winner in college, Mainieri played one season at LSU, one season for his father – legendary JUCO coach Demie Mainieri – at Miami- Dade North Community College, and two seasons at the University of New Orleans.

Mainieri’s coaching career began at his alma mater, Columbus High School in Miami, where he served as assistant baseball and football coach for three years before taking over as the head coach at St. Thomas in the fall of 1982. It was his goal to finish his collegiate baseball career in the same place it began 45 years ago. He earned a letter in 1976 as a freshman outfielder at LSU, where he also met his future wife, Karen, then a Fighting Tiger cheerleader.

Coach Mainieri is the second winningest coach in LSU history AND has the 3rd highest winning percentage in SEC history. He will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in the summer of 2023.

Mainieri is personally involved in several philanthropic causes, including Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, the ALS Association, the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center, the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, Prostate Cancer Awareness and the Kelli Leigh Richmond Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

We are excited for the opportunity to have him speak at our event!

This year we are opening up the event for sponsors to attend with one guest. All you have to do is: (1) Pay your sponsorship in full by Friday, April 14th, and (2) RSVP at 225-621-2005.

There will be no tickets sold to this event.

Sponsors that have paid in full will receive two wristbands to attend the event by fulfilling the requirements above.

For Sponsorship Packets Email: sharon.morris@thearcea.org