The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is the head coach of one of New England’s top college programs, Boston College head coach Mike Gambino. A BC alumnus, Gambino has led the Eagles through their most successful stretch in program history since his hire in 2010.
In 2016, he led the last New England team to advance to a Super Regional and a top-25 national ranking. In 2021, Sal Frelick became the third BC player to play for Gambino to earn a selection in the first round of the MLB Draft.
Last spring, BC unveiled the Pete Frates Center at Harrington Athletics Village, giving the Eagles one of the country’s top baseball facilities.
“The Pete Frates Center is a complete game-changer,” Gambino said. “The facility and the locker room matches up with any locker room in the country. It has a beautiful players’ lounge for the guys to hang out. We feed them in there, bubble hockey, TVs, team meetings, training room, weight room, and then seven batting tunnels up top that we have the ability to open up and and widen out for whatever we need to get done. So, when you combine the Pete Frates Center, the Harrington Athletics Village, and the bubble that we put over the football stadium, there’s really nothing that we can do as far as helping our guys grow and develop on the field.”