Brad Bohannon hired as head baseball coach at UA

Kentucky assistant coach Brad Bohannon, left, congratulates Ka'ai Tom on his three-run home run during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game against Kansas in Louisville, Ky., Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The University of Alabama has hired Brad Bohannon as head baseball coach.

Bohannon will be formally introduced as head coach at a news conference on Monday.

In a news release University of Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne made the following statement:

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. 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.

Bohannon served as an assistant coach at Kentucky from 2004-2015 prior to serving as an assistant at Auburn from 2016-2017.

Coach Bohannon released the following statement on his hiring:

This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I cannot wait to get started. 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.

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