Boggs hired to coach baseball team

AUSTIN, Texas -- Former big league pitcher Tommy Boggs has been hired as head coach at Concordia-Austin.

The 53-year-old Boggs joined the Division III school Thursday after more than 20 years of leading a select baseball program in Austin that lists Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman among its alumni.

The Texas Rangers took Boggs second in the 1974 draft out of Austin Lanier High School. After two years with the Rangers in 1976-77, Boggs spent six seasons with Atlanta. The right-hander's best year was 1980, when he was 12-9 with a 3.42 ERA.

Arm trouble forced Boggs out of baseball in 1986 after he missed the 1984 season and made a brief return to the Rangers a year later. He was 20-44 with a 4.22 ERA in 114 career appearances.