The puzzle pieces didn’t fall into place effortlessly for Willie Bloomquist after the program’s incumbent hitting and pitching coaches left for SEC jobs. Nevertheless, the first-time collegiate coach introduced his first full coaching staff on Monday.
He commented on what he looked for in the hirings of Sam Peraza, Mike Goff, Bill Mueller and Travis Buck.
“Trust, first and foremost. Commitment to the program. Wanting to be here. Those things are very important to me,” Bloomquist said. “Communication and experience. Knowing all that together, what’s going to be best for developing these young men that are here and giving them the best opportunity for us as a program to win?