Mitch Gaspard

Gaspard enters his 3rd year at Louisiana Tech. He was elevated to the program's associate head coach after one of the best seasons in LA Tech Baseball history.

Gaspard, who primarily works with the team’s hitters, helped guide the Bulldogs to a conference-best .306 batting average in 2021. The Bulldogs topped the C-USA in batting average, on-base percentage (.397), hits (643) and walks (271) this past season. The Diamond Dogs also ranked tied for first in doubles (130) and second in slugging percentage (.490), runs scored (463), triples (13) and total bases (1,027).

Six Bulldogs with at least 100 at-bats batted over .300 in 2021, including First Team All-Conference USA honorees Hunter Wells (.385), Parker Bates (.346), Taylor Young (.331) and Manny Garcia (.309). Gaspard also helped coach second-year player Cole McConnell to a spot on the C-USA All-Freshman Team after McConnell sported the third-best batting average against league opponents.

In 2020, the Bulldogs had six batters who hit over .300 in the COVID-19-shortened season, including Parker Bates (.422) and Steele Netterville (.407). The Bulldogs averaged over eight runs per game in 2020 and scored five runs or more in 10 of the team’s 17 contests.

On July 19, 2019, Louisiana Tech head coach Lane Borroughs announced the addition of Mitch Gaspard to the Tech baseball coaching staff. Gaspard will assume the role of the team's hitting coach and recruiting coordinator, bringing 13 years of Division I head coaching experience with him to Ruston.

"There are a handful of coaches in our business that I would hand my son off to for four years, and Mitch Gaspard is one of those men," Burroughs remarked. "As a young coach, I watched and admired what he was doing on and off the field and I made a serious effort to emulate that in my career. This is a big get and a big day for our program. I want all Bulldogs everywhere to join me in welcoming Mitch and Kim to Louisiana Tech and our city of Ruston."

Gaspard most recently served as the volunteer assistant for the Georgia Bulldogs last season, working with the team's infielders, hitters and base runners. Gaspard was part of a staff that guided Georgia to its 12th NCAA Regional appearance and its sixth as a regional host (#4 national seed).

A native of Port Arthur, Texas, Gaspard holds a career head coaching record of 444-331 with Northwestern State (2002-07) and Alabama (2010-16).