The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is Thayer Academy coach James Pierce.
The Thayer Academy alumnus (Class of 2003) served as a longtime assistant under Rick Foresteire before taking over as head coach last spring.
He said on the podcast that the biggest challenge in Year 1 was adjusting to the new recruiting landscape at the prep level.
“It was the whole recruiting process and trying to get kids in,” Pierce said. “It’s really tough. The ISL is a great league. The schools aren’t too cheap. So, that’s the hardest part. It’s so easy coaching these ISL kids, especially the kids at Thayer. These student-athletes are awesome to be around and a lot of fun. They bring energy every day.”