Jack Marucci, MS, ATC

Director of Athletic Training

Position: Director of Athletic Training
Undergrad: West Virginia (1986)
Masters: Alabama (1988)
Hometown: Uniontown, PA

Email: jmarucc@lsu.edu
Phone: (225) 578-2451

Jack Marucci began in 1996 as the Director of Athletic Training at LSU. Since joining the Tigers, Marucci's leadership and vision has moved LSU to the forefront of Athletic Training at the collegiate level.

As Director of Athletic Training, Marucci oversees the athletic training operation for all 20 varsity sports, which includes supervising a staff of eight full-time athletic trainers and 10 graduate assistants.

An experienced athletic trainer with a strong background in collegiate athletics, Marucci helped design the Broussard Center for Athletic Training at Tiger Stadium as well as the one located in the Football Operations Building, which the football team operates out of on a daily basis.

Marucci served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Florida State from 1988-96, a stint that included eight bowl trips with the Seminoles. While in Tallahassee, he also served as the host athletic trainer for two NCAA regional baseball tournaments.

Marucci graduated from West Virginia in 1986 with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training and then gained his Master's from Alabama in 1988, serving as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Crimson Tide from 1986-88. He also worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987 and the Cleveland Browns in 1985.

Off the field, Marucci has mastered the art of crafting wooden baseball bats and founded his own company, the Marucci Bat Company. The bat company, which originally started with a workshop in his backyard, now has dozens of Major Leaguers to its credit, including Albert Pujols, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Chase Utley, Brad Hawpe and the 2006 NL MVP and home run champion Ryan Howard.

In July 2007, the Marucci Bat Company was represented in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game by eight different players. Marucci and his bat company have been featured in numerous national publications including the USA Today.

Marucci is married to the former Leah Gaines and they have a son, Gino, and a daughter, Sarah.