Steve Smith was hired today as head coach at Tennessee Tech. Smith had been with the Tigers the past two seasons.
I’m not sure how much of a blow this will be to Auburn. Butch Thompson might not be the designated pitching coach, but he works a lot with those pitchers.
The replacement is Tim Hudson. He’s got a wealth of pitching experience, a big leaguer with a great pedigree. But I suspect you are right Matt, it’s going to be Butch coaching the pitchers.
In games I’ve watched Auburn play Butch has been involved with the pitchers so this won’t have a big impact. Tim Hudson should be able to do a good job for them. He may be hoping to end up landing a Job as a HC down the road.