Air Academy names Brandon Buchanan its new baseball coach

(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

Air Academy has hired a coach with deep Colorado roots to take over its baseball program.

The Kadets announced that Brandon Buchanan will be the school's new baseball coach on Twitter late Monday evening.

(Courtesy of Air Academy HS)

Buchanan was most recently an assistant at St. Mary's under Bill Percy. He played high school baseball at Rocky Mountain under Scott Bullock, and then went on to play college baseball at Otero Junior College in La Junta before transferring to Nebraska-Kearney to finish his career.

Air Academy finished 8-11 this past spring under Ron Gorr. It was Gorr's only season as coach.

In 2017, the Kadets went 19-6 in reaching the Class 4A state tournament for the second consecutive season.