Pierre enters his 13th season with the program. This past season he guided the Tigers to a 26-31 finish, including 20 SWAC wins to finish second in the West Division. It was one of the Tigers’ best seasons in recent history.
“We are excited to elevate Coach Pierre as our head baseball coach,” GSU athletic directorDr. Trayvean Scott said. “Coach Pierre did an outstanding job during the 2022 season as the interim head coach, and we wanted to promote him for all his hard work. His success of his student-athletes on and off the field speaks for itself and continues to promote Grambling State University baseball in a positive way. We will continue to expect big things from him and the program.”
Since Pierre joined the coaching staff, the Tigers have had 27 all-conference selections and eight MLB draft picks. That includes catcher John Garcia, who was selected by the Houston Astros in the 2022 draft. Last season, Grambling State’s Shemar Page threw the 34th NCAA Division I perfect game in a 16-0 victory over Alcorn State.
“I’ve watched God bless my family and I in amazing ways, and this is just another part of his blessing and plan for my life,” Pierre said. “I’m extremely appreciative of Dr. Scott for giving me this opportunity. I’m honored that (retired Grambling) Coach Wilbert Ellis, one of the greatest of all time, has given me his blessing, and that former head coach James Cooper has provided me the space to grow in this profession.”
A GSU alumnus, Pierre assisted the Tigers in their 2011 conference title. During his 11 seasons as an assistant coach, his responsibilities included the infield mechanics as well as overseeing hitting alongside Cooper. Pierre has been in charge of recruitment since 2012.
“Grambling State University means a lot to me, and having the opportunity to put this program in position for these young men to become champions on and off the field is my goal,” he said. “It’s not about the G on your hat or the G on your chest, but it’s about the G that’s in your heart. We are building G-Men, and I’m proud to be leading the cause.”