It’s been a dramatic morning down in Starkville. Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro is out after one season and former UK head coach Gary Henderson is in as interim head coach. Henderson was Kentucky’s coach for eight seasons before resigning in 2016 and taking the job as Mississippi State’s pitching coach.
That’s great for Henderson, but way more interesting is what happened with Cannizaro. Last night, reports came out that Mississippi State had fired him, and this morning, the school released a statement saying he had resigned with this cryptic quote:
“I had a wonderful opportunity at Mississippi State, but unfortunately I made some poor decisions,” Cannizaro said. “I hope Mississippi State University and all of the fans and people affected will one day forgive me.”
Hmm. Kentucky will host Mississippi State May 11-13, meaning that unless the “Diamond Dogs” find a new head coach, it will be Henderson vs. Nick Mingione, who was an assistant at Mississippi State for seven years.