News of a baseball program coming back to Boise State has been the talk of the town. It first began when the University announced they'd be dropping their wrestling program to make room for baseball. From there, questions began swirling, " what now?", "when will the program take off?" and more importantly, "who's going to be the coach?".
After carefully sifting through qualified candidates, the Broncos selected Gary Van Tol and announced in November 2017 he'd be joining the Broncos as baseball's head coach. But unlike most coaching positions, Van Tol was also tasked with building a program from the ground up. Boise State hasn't had a baseball team since 1980, so Van Tol had quite the list.
While it took some time, Van Tol acquired pitching coach, Brock Huntzinger, hitting coach, Hilton Richardson, bullpen coach Michiel Van Kampen and Director of Player Development/ Bench Coach, Travis Buck.
Van Tol is also in the process of building a well-rounded roster. With 12 players currently listed, they all come from various baseball backgrounds. One of the players even traveled overseas for the opportunity to play for Boise State.
Grant Kerry is a freshman outfielder and pitcher from Wynard, England but attended high school in Perth, Australia. This young athlete left the Golden Coast to attend BSU baseball because he recognized the potential joining a new program has, "in years to come this could be really successful and that was really appealing to me" said BSU baseball player, Grant Kerry.
The Broncos have not released their 2020 schedule, but plan on playing their first game in February of 2020. Follow the Broncos baseball team on Twitter @broncosportsbsb.