Andy Cannizaro is glad to be in a teaching capacity on the LSU baseball team _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU baseball's new hitting coach and recruiting coordinator Andy Cannizaro with his wife, Allison, and children Gabrielle, 3, and Pierce, 9 months, at his introduction news conference Monday.

LSU hired Andy Cannizaro a month ago to be its new recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. Read our full story on Cannizaro – his major league playing days, childhood life and recruiting network – in Sunday’s Advocate.

Here’s our Q&A with him in which he talks leaving the Yankees, his philosophy on hitting and base-stealing and his network for recruiting: