In a bit of a shocking blow, Rhode Island baseball coach Jim Foster has been hired by Boston College as an assistant coach. This is according to several reports, with an official announcement slated for later this week. Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA was the first to report the news via Twitter.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersPG) July 16, 2014
We wrote about BC’s interest in Foster just a few days ago, and it seems like they’ve got their man. College Baseball Daily, WBZ’s Dan Roche, and WPRI’s Yianni Kourakis also echoed Rogers’ report. This is a big hit for the Rams, and could drastically change the landscape of collegiate baseball in New England over the next few years. Foster brought URI to prominence within the region, and the success he’s had over the past few years cannot be understated. So where does Rhody go from here? Who knows. But Baseball America‘s Aaron Fitt has a suggestion.
Foster is the real deal; he’ll make a serious impact at BC. And if I were #URI, Franklin Pierce coach Jayson King would be No. 1 on my list.
— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) July 16, 2014
Interesting. Also of note: Thorr Bjorn has been knocking hires out of the park lately. It’s reasonable to think that that kind of success will continue. There’s another coaching search on the horizon (reportedly), so we’ll be sure to follow it closely.
Foster has reportedly confirmed the move via text message.
— Bill Koch (@BillKoch25) July 17, 2014