Hall of Famers

Lou Pisani

Coach Lou has been a pillar in the Las Vegas baseball community for more than 50 years.  Pisani came to Las Vegas in 1953 as a teacher and coach at Las Vegas High School.   He spent 30 years at Las Vegas High, leading the Wildcats to three state championships.  Pisani was also named Southern Nevada Coach of the Year on four occasions.  He went on to coach at Bishop Gorman from 1983-87.

Pisani has served as a baseball scout for the Kansas City Royals (1971-73), Philadelphia Phillies (1974-81) and San Francisco Giants (1984-88).  He also served as coach and scout for the Phoenix Firebirds of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) from 1985-88.

In August of 2002, the Mayor of Las Vegas, presented a proclamation, declaring August 3, 2002 as Lou Pisani Day.

Pisani later served as a volunteer assistant for both the UNLV baseball team and the Las Vegas 51’s.

He passed away in February 6, 2021 at the age of 93.

The Pisani File

Born: April 15, 1927
Claim to Fame: Coached High School Baseball in Southern Nevada for more than 34 years.
Family: Wife (Rosemary); four children: Veronica, Lynda Lou, Juliana and Sam; 14 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren