On Friday, September 13th, LSU will be unveiling the statue of legendary baseball coach and athletic director, Skip Bertman.
Skip Bertman was the head baseball coach for the tigers from 1984-2001, and was the athletic director from 2001-2008. He led the tigers to numerous SEC and national titles during his time as head coach.
Tiger TV sat down with current head coach, Paul Mainieri, to discuss the impact Bertman has had on the entire LSU athletic program.
"I'm so proud for Skip that they're finally doing a statue. It's long overdue in my opinion," Mainieri said.
Bertman's legacy will not only be shown through his statue, but it already is written all over LSU's campus.
"The field is named after Skip, we've got Skip Bertman Drive, we've got awards named after Skip. There's a lot of things that are named after him, but when they put a statue of you up outside of the ballpark that you built, and you know, you live in perpetuity that way," Mainieri added.
It is evident that Skip Bertman has made his mark here in Baton Rouge, and his legacy will be carried on for generations to come.