Standley Lake hires Bob Bote as new baseball coach

(Ricky Sparks)

The man who built a dynasty at Niwot high school is setting out on a new venture.

Bob Bote confirmed with CHSAANow that he will be the new head baseball coach at Standley Lake after two seasons at Littleton. The Lions went 18-20 under Bote.

Standley Lake went 4-15 (0-7, 4A Jeffco league) in 2017. Bote's Littleton squad finished five spots ahead of Standley Lake in the 4A Jeffco League, but he will look to flip that script come springtime.

Bote won five Class 4A championships at Niwot — his first in 1998 and most recent in 2005.

He had a record of 459-123 at Niwot before moving on to Erie and Faith Christian.

Bote won his sixth career title with Faith Christian in 2011, then accepted the job at Littleton before the 2016 season.

Jim Danley was Bote's assistant coach at Littleton.

Danley coached Eaton to 11 state titles and is a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame.