Scott Loiseau will be recruiting a higher-caliber baseball player in his new post as an assistant coach on Mike Gambino's Penn State staff after serving as the head man for the most successful D2 program in New England over the last 15 years.
The longtime SNHU coach submitted his resignation at the D2 university on Monday to join Gambino's staff, along with former Northeastern assistant coach Nick Puccio. Loiseau says Penn State's "recruiting power" inspired his career transition more than an increase in pay.
"It's more about having an opportunity to work at an institution like Penn State," Loiseau said. "That recruiting power ... it has everything to do with having the opportunity to coach at Penn State and not necessarily money or anything like that. It's a great opportunity to work with Northeast guys."
Loiseau's relationship with Gambino dates back to when Gambino served as a Virginia Tech assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2007 to 2010. Loiseau had a mutual friend on the Hokies staff, and he established a working rapport with Gambino.