Cheesebrough hired MSU assistant baseball coach

Staff Writer

New Mississippi State head baseball coach Chris Lemonis continued putting together his first Bulldog staff on Thursday.’s Kendall Rogers was the first to report that Kyle Cheesebrough, who was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Indiana the last four years under Lemonis, will join MSU as State’s volunteer assistant coach.

Cheesebrough joins Jake Gautreau, who was retained by Lemonis after serving as a Bulldog assistant last season, on the MSU coaching staff.

Cheesebrough and Lemonis have worked side by side since 2012. Both men were assistant coaches at Louisville prior to heading to Indiana. Cheesebrough was a part of back-to-back College World Series teams with the Cardinals in 2013 and 2014.

Even when his teams haven’t reached Omaha, Cheesebrough is familiar with helping coach squads at least to the NCAA postseason. Cheesebrough has eight years of coaching experience and has reached the NCAA Tournament in six of those seasons.

The addition of Cheesebrough leaves one spot to fill on Lemonis’ on-field staff. Lemonis will look to add a pitching coach in the coming days.