July 02, 2013

Maestri returns as baseball coach

At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon (video here), UNO announced that Ron Maestri will come out of retirement to return as the Privateers head baseball coach.

Maestri never had a losing season during his first tenure, taking New Orleans to the College World Series in 1984 before his retirement to full-time athletic director duties in 1985. Most recently, Maes was CEO of the New Orleans Zephyrs.


UNO coach Ron Maestri, donning the current jersey/cap

Maes and his former players

UNO President Dr. Peter J. Fos

UNO AD Derek Morel

Randy Bush and Maes

Former UNO basketball coach Tim Floyd
Ron Swoboda

Current UNO players; LSU coach Paul Mainieri in foreground