I meant to update this earlier in the day, but in case you hadn’t heard, Bemidji State hired Mike Boschee as its new head coach.
I wasn’t able to chat with Boschee or athletic director Rick Goeb until later in the day. But both told me they were excited.
There was a bit of a holdup in the coaching search – Goab said a few weeks ago when he announced the final four candidates that he would have liked to make a decision that week.
Well, that obviously didn’t happen and now it will be interesting to see how recruiting goes. Of course, the Beavers have plenty of pieces to work with for next season. But I know the coaching drama already cost BSU a recruit.
Not that there’s anything Boschee or Goeb could do about that. But since it’s July Boschee will have to scramble a bit to assemble his staff and maybe add another player or two.
That said, I talked to Boschee briefly today and he seemed excited to get up to Bemidji and get rolling. He’s had success at the Divison III level (he coached at Central College in Pella, Iowa) but he was also a star at North Dakota and coached at Northern State. So he knows D-II and he knows the area. I think he’ll fit in just fine.
Look for my full story online later tonight and in tomorrow’s paper. In the meantime, here’s an interview with Boschee from the Beaver Radio Network.