MILES CITY — Miles Community College has promoted from within the baseball team's assistant coach, Mike O'Connell, to take over the soon to-be-open head coach role, per a news release from the school Thursday.

O'Connell, from Kalispell, will succeed Jeff Brabant (who recently announced his retirement) starting with the 2023-24 season. O'Connell has been on staff at MCC since 2016 and also had coaching stints in that stretch with the Glacier Range Riders of the Pioneer League and the Miles City Mavericks, an American Legion team.