Dalton returns to baseball roots with move to Boise High

Former Centennial High baseball coach Brad Dalton was hired this week to take over the same position at Boise High.

Dalton, a Boise graduate, led the Braves to a state championship as a senior center fielder in 1994.

“It is just a special place for me, and it was a good move for my family,” said Dalton, who lives in Boise with his wife, Cori, and sons Cooper (9) and Bronco (6). “It had nothing to do with what I thought we could win or lose at Centennial, because I had great kids over there.”

Dalton replaces Brian Vega, who resigned at the end of the season. Centennial has not yet hired Dalton’s replacement.

During his five seasons at Centennial, the Patriots appeared in the state championship game for the first time since 1988 and won their first District Three championship since 1992.

MERIDIAN WRESTLING: Former Boise State wrestler Brad Muri was hired to take over the Warriors’ varsity program this week. Muri was an assistant at Meridian in 2010 and 2011 and was most recently the head coach at Vallivue in 2012.

WEISER ATHLETICS: Sarah Bruce was selected as the Wolverines’ new athletic director. Bruce has served as an assistant track and field coach and math teacher at the high school since 2003. She replaces longtime AD Terry Mooney, who retired last week after 40 years.

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High Level Baseball

Dalton came in and promptly defeated the eventual district champion Boise Gems - good things to come for Boise High.