Alabama Names Bohannon Head Baseball Coach
OVER A DECADE OF SEC EXPERIENCE AT KENTUCKY AND AUBURN
Alabama has named Brad Bohannon the program’s 32nd head baseball coach. Athletic Director Greg Byrne made the announcement Thursday morning.
“I am excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Brad Bohannon to be our new head baseball coach at The University of Alabama,” said 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. 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.”
Bohannan arrives in Tuscaloosa with a wealth of coaching experience in the SEC. He served as an assistant at Kentucky from 2004-15 and, most recently, Auburn from 2016-17.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I cannot wait to get started,” said Bohannon. “My goal is to make The University of Alabama the best baseball experience in the country. We’re going to recruit at the highest level, coach and develop our student-athletes and create a positive team culture that ultimately will help us to be successful. Every aspect of our program will play an important part, and Alabama has incredible resources to help us reach our goals. I truly believe we can accomplish anything here.”
In 2015 Bohannon was named the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Bohannon earned an undergraduate degree in finance in 1998 from Berry College in Georgia. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest in 2002. Bohannon began his collegiate career playing at Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech before finishing up at Berry.