The LSU Tigers are honoring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise as they prepare to make a run in the College World Series.
Scalise’s alma mater named him an honorary team coach while they are in Omaha trying to win it all, the school announced on Thursday.
“.@LSU alumnus @SteveScalise will be an honorary coach while the Tigers are in Omaha. Keep fighting, Rep. Scalise! #AllForScalise,” the official account for LSU baseball tweeted.
Scalise, a Republican who represents Louisiana, was shot and critically wounded along with three other people while practicing for the baseball game at a park in Alexandria, Va. by James Hodgkinson on Wednesday morning.
Scalise is still in critical condition after surviving another surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday.
Hodgkinson, 66, was killed by Capitol Police after opening fire at the park.
On top off naming him an honorary captain, LSU sent official university baseball hats and t-shirts to Republicans and Democrats to wear during the congressional baseball game.
Scalise graduated from LSU in 1989 with a degree in computer science with a minor in political science.