THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING JAKE BOSS JR.
Jake Boss Jr. is the head baseball coach for the Michigan State Spartans. In 13 seasons at MSU, Boss has compiled a 359-302 (.543) record, the most wins over a 13-year span in program history. Five of the 10 winningest seasons in MSU history have come under Boss’ direction. He has guided the Spartans to 30-win seasons in seven of the last 11 completed seasons, as well as the Big Ten regular-season championship in 2011 and the NCAA Tournament in 2012.
During Boss’ tenure at Michigan State, the Spartans have had 35 selections in the Major League Baseball draft, including three or more in six of the last 11 years. His father, Jake Boss Sr., is a longtime baseball coach who was inducted into the Lansing (Michigan) Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Boss Jr. about the lessons learned from his father, playing March baseball in cold weather, living his faith out as a coach, and the responsibility he believes he has as a leader of young men at Michigan State.
““Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. https://t.co/rKjbhoF3Oz
— Jake Boss (@BossJake) April 4, 2021