JakeBoss

The Three Phases of Hitting
by Jake Boss

In this baseball coaching course, Jake Boss, Head Baseball Coach at Michigan State University and 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year presents his philosophy and approach to hitting. Boss takes you through the three phases of his approach for coaching hitters who can make the pitcher uncomfortable on the mound and drive up the pitch count.

JakeBoss Jake Boss Head Baseball Coach, Michigan State

Jake Boss played college baseball at Division III Alma College from 1990-1993. In the mid-1990s, Boss served as a high school and community college baseball coach before accepting an assistant coaching position at Eastern Michigan prior to the 1997 season. He left Eastern Michigan after the 2004 season to serve as an assistant at Michigan from 2005-2007.

On July 1, 2008, Boss was named head baseball coach at Michigan State. Boss made his first NCAA Tournament appearance with Michigan State in 2012.

Boss was named the head coach at Eastern Michigan for the 2008 season and spent one year there. Under Boss, the team lost its first 17 games but went 25-17 for the remainder of the season. The Eagles won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Western Division Title and the MAC Tournament, thus qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

On July 1, 2008, Boss was named head baseball coach at Michigan State. Boss made his first NCAA Tournament appearance with Michigan State in 2012.

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