Bryant Rief explains why he chose Doane.
Doane head baseball coach Josh Oltmans talks about Rief.
WEST POINT – Guardian Angels Central Catholic senior Bryant Rief signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Doane College on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Rief, who pitches for the co-op baseball team of GACC/Scribner-Snyder/West Point-Beemer, explains why he chose Doane.
“I’ve always just liked Doane a lot. I like the coaches a lot and I know a couple kids up there like Ty Haase and other people I’ve played with over the years,” Rief said. “It just felt right. I really like the campus and the way they do things.”
Doane head coach Josh Oltmans talks about Rief as a student-athlete.
“Bryant is a man of character. That’s one thing we look for when we recruit players- character. And obviously you’re looking for talent as well. Wee feel he’s a good mix of both,” Oltmans said. “He’s connected to our program and he’s of a baseball family, so he’ll be a great fit in our institution.”
Rief said he plans to study elementary education with a coaching endorsement while at college.
Oltmans says Rief will have an opportunity to compete as a freshman.
“We see him coming in a making a splash on our pitching staff,” Oltmans said. “It’s really gonna depend on how quickly he develops. Like many freshmen in our program, he’ll get opportunities, and it’s how quickly he can develop.”
Rief is excited to pitch at the collegiate level.
“I always loved pitching, I love being in control,” Rief said. “I’m always excited to learn more.”
Bryant is the son of Roger and Jennifer Rief.