By: Cody Baumgartner
On June 20, 2016, Bryan Moses was pleased to accept the offer as head baseball coach at McPherson College. Andrew Ehling, McPherson College’s Director of Athletics, welcomed Moses by saying, “McPherson College is very fortunate to attain a coach with the experience and knowledge of Coach Moses. His values and expectations of the student-athletes on and off the field will prove to be successful. I look forward to working with Coach Moses and seeing our baseball program grow under his leadership.” After serving as an assistant coach at Brown University, Bryan Moses enters his third season as McPherson’s head baseball coach looking to improve his current seasonal record of 54-55. In 2018, Moses guided the Bulldogs to a new school winning record of 30-25, with seven players named to the All-KCAC team. In his first season here at McPherson, Moses led the bulldogs through 24 victories and a spot in the 2017 KCAC Championship. Since then, Moses has proved he has what it takes to play such a superior role in this organization by guiding his team through consecutive winning seasons. As the baseball coach, Moses can only have higher hopes for his team in the upcoming season.
Winning is great for a college head coach’s reputation, but that’s not all Moses cares about. Through an interview with Moses, I asked him what he liked most about being the head coach for McPherson College baseball and what kept him going through the years. Moses replied quite simply: “The relationships are my favorite part of my job. I love to learn the stories behind everyone that plays here.” Many coaches out there just want to win and do not care about the players on the field, but not Coach Moses; he cares about the story behind every player by bonding with them through relationships, on and off the field. Regardless of the circumstance, Moses strives to connect with his players by developing healthy relationships and joint agreements. Later in the interview, I asked him for a change he would like to see happen in the future for the McPherson baseball program. “I would like the culture of the program to be respected throughout the country,” Moses said. It is obvious to see that whether the team is on the field, or off the field engaging in team bonding and completing community service activities, Moses cares about them and their personal lives.
Moses earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Sonoma State (Calif.) in 2007, was the Sports Director at KSUN Radio before spending the 2009 season as a Media Relations Assistant, a No. 2 play-by-play broadcaster for the Boise Hawks, the Class A short season affiliate of the then Chicago Cubs, now Colorado Rockies. Currently, Moses works alongside Jim Joyner and Steve Sell to broadcast the home football games for the McPherson Bulldogs. Moses is a great addition to the McPherson College staff and has great plans for the team moving further into their current 2019 season.