Bohannon Hired as Head Coach of Alabama Baseball
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An Auburn Baseball assistant is heading to a new destination. Auburn assistant Brad Bohannon has accepted the position of head coach for the baseball program at the University of Alabama, announced Thursday. This will be the first head coaching job for Bohannon, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach under Coach Butch Thompson at Auburn. Prior to his stint with Auburn, Bohannon was an assistant coach at Kentucky from 2004-2015, where he won assistant coach of the year in his final season with the Wildcats. With both programs, Bohannon was known as a top recruiter, which is what sparked the interest of Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne. "As we began the search and studied our successful rosters from the past regional and College World Series teams, it became apparent that we needed our head coach to be very strong in recruiting in the state Alabama, the Southeast and then completing the roster with national recruits,” said Byrne in a press release. “The vision that Brad shared for Alabama baseball matched that recruiting philosophy and coupled it with a great coaching pedigree and a commitment to the student-athlete, both as a baseball player and as a well-rounded student. We are confident that he will be able to lead our program to championship levels, which we all value here at Alabama." According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Bohannon will stay with Auburn as they compete in the Tallahassee Regional this weekend.