Boyd Christian School would like to announce its baseball team will be returning to the diamond, the high school baseball diamond that is.
The Boyd Broncos are bringing back its high school baseball program after being absent the past several years. The last time the Broncos had a high school team was back in 2010. The team was lost due to school size and lack of players to fill the positions needed to complete a roster.
Boyd Christian School will compete in the MTCA conference but will also compete against surrounding high schools as well. Previously the Broncos were in District 9A of the TSSAA. Coaches for the next Broncos team are Gary Phillips and Michael Frye.
Phillips came out of Tullahoma and played for the San Francisco Giants organization from 1992-98. Frye played at Austin Peay and played semi-pro ball. Frye owned the indoor facility in Manchester as recently as two years ago. He also taught lessons there to individuals from Manchester, Tullahoma and the McMinnville area. The two have also coached several all-star level high school teams over the past few years.
Boyd Christian School encourages all students who attend Boyd Christian or who plan on attending in the fall to try out. Boyd also has a home school umbrella rule that offers anyone who is home schooled the opportunity to compete in the varsity sports programs at Boyd, now including baseball.
The Broncos varsity baseball team finished this season with an overall record of 12-9 and finished winning its last six games. The JV team finished with an overall record of 17-4 and won the Algood Middle School Tournament.
“With the recent success of the middle school program, the interest for a high school program is there and the timing felt right” said Brent Warren, Boyd’s athletic director.
Be on the lookout for tryout times and game scheduling as information becomes available.