PBA Baseball Names Beau McMillan to Full Time Role
July 16, 2015
Written by: Michael Brown, Associate A.D. for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish baseball program and head coach Kent Bottenfield announced on Thursday the hiring of Beau McMillan as the new assistant head coach for Palm Beach Atlantic. McMillan served in a part-time role during the 2014 season for the ‘Fish while becoming familiar with the South Florida baseball scene through his time on staff at nearby Lynn University.
His role with PBA will see McMillan assist in all phases of the day-to-day operations of the Sailfish program including recruiting, practice plans, academic monitoring, travel, on-field coaching and other administrative duties.
Finding a person of McMillan’s ability and character was a must for Bottenfield as he looked to fill the top spot on his coaching staff.
“This is a great hire for our team,” said Bottenfield. “Beau’s knowledge and passion for the game combined with his relationships in the state of Florida will help take our program to another level.”
McMillan spent a total of six seasons on the coaching staff at his alma mater, Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., which included being a part of the staff for the Fighting Knights’ NCAA Division II National Championship team in 2009.
Before transitioning to coaching McMillan was a standout player for LU as a middle infielder from 2000-04 while earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration. His time in a Fighting Knights uniform would culminate by seeing him selected by the Florida Marlins in the Major League Baseball draft as he continued his career into the professional ranks.
Outside of his time as a player and collegiate coach McMillan has also gained valuable experience as a professional trainer and sales associate for Perfect Competition, a professional training company out of Davie, Fla.
He has also helped hone his coaching skills by leading the Boca Raton Lightning of the South Florida Collegiate League.
The Sailfish concluded last season with a 28-27-1 mark which tied the program’s highest win total since moving to NCAA Division II in 2007.