The most recent guest on the New England Baseball Journal Podcast is the longest-tenured college baseball coach in the nation.
Legendary Bentley University baseball coach Bob DeFelice recently announced that this season — his 54th as head coach — will be his final spring at the helm of the Falcons.
He shared on the podcast how he never planned to coach baseball for his entire career.
“Ironically, I was looking for a full-time football job as an assistant; I was never really into being the head coach,” DeFelice said. “I always wanted to be a college coach and have some say about the game as an offensive coordinator. But that opportunity never came about. So, I stayed. When I came to Bentley full-time, it was like a firestorm. I became the assistant athletic director and then the athletic director.”