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Toman Names Former Flame Boles as an Assistant

August 6, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Former Liberty standout Jeremiah Boles has joined the Flames baseball staff as the volunteer assistant coach.

Former Liberty standout Jeremiah Boles has joined the Flames baseball staff as the volunteer assistant coach.

Liberty Baseball Head Coach Jim Toman announced he has named former Liberty outfielder Jeremiah Boles to his coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, completing the Flames' baseball staff.

"We excited to add Jeremiah Boles to our baseball staff. He had a tremendous career here at Liberty and has done a great job helping Young-Harris College reach the Junior College World Series," said Toman. "Jermiah will work with the outfielders, coach first base and coordinate our camps.

"He will be an outstanding addition to our staff and is someone the Liberty fans will be very familiar with. He is a great fit for our volunteer position."

Boles, a native of Cummings, Ga., patrolled the Liberty outfield during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. In his senior season, Boles led the Big South Conference with a .398 batting average and 90 hits, while finishing second with 61 runs scored and 31 steals, earning him selection to the 2004 Big South all-conference first team. His league-leading marks also ranked him among the nation's elite, as he ranked 22nd in the country in stolen bases per game, 31st in batting average and 39th in runs scored per game. The outfielder also was named to the 2004 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State baseball squad. The outfielder's 2004 totals rank him third all-time on the Liberty single-season list in hits, sixth in runs scored and fourth in stolen bases.

In his two seasons at Liberty, Boles hit .355 with 139 hits in 103 games. He also swiped 47 bases and scored 92 runs, leading the Flames in both categories in each of his two seasons at Liberty.

Before his two seasons with the Flames, Boles played two seasons at Young-Harris College. In his first season of college baseball in 2001, he hit. 375 with 35 stolen bases, and the following season, posted a .315 average and swiped a then-Young-Harris program-record 45 bases.

In 2005, Boles began his coaching career under Rick Robinson at Young-Harris as an assistant coach. In his three seasons at the school, he was responsible for coaching outfielders, base-running instruction, speed and conditioning training and assisting with hitting. Last season, he helped recruit and coach the Mountain Lions to their first Junior College World Series appearance in Grand Junction, Colo. Young- Harris posted a 46-22 record in 2007 and captured district and regional championships.

During the summer of 2006, Boles assisted Mike Roberts with the Cotuit Kettlers of the Cape Cod League (CCL). Under their guidance, the Kettlers won the Western Division Championship and finished the summer with the league's second-best record. The squad was recognized by Baseball America as the best summer team in the country and had more players participate in the 2006 CCL All-Star game than any other team.