Summerville assistant baseball coach Bo Charpia has been named the new head coach at the school, becoming the Green Wave’s fourth head baseball coach in five years.
“We are very pleased to have Bo Charpia as our next baseball coach,” Summerville athletic director Brion Rutherford said Tuesday. “He is a graduate of Summerville, a Summerville guy. He will bring stability to the program and we certainly feel he will continue to develop a championship program.”
Charpia replaces Banks Faulkner, who led Summerville to the Class AAAA state championship this past season and was 51-11 in two years as head coach. Faulkner left Summerville to become the head coach at Blythewood.
Charpia is a 1997 graduate of Summerville and played baseball and football for the Green Wave. He originally signed to play baseball at Charleston Southern but opted to walk on at Clemson. After one year in the Clemson baseball program, Charpia walked on as a placekicker in football and played in one game.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to lead the Summerville program and to try to build upon what coach Faulkner did here,” Charpia said. “This is a place near and dear to me. I love Summerville baseball and I will certainly work as hard as I can to make sure we remain one of the top programs in the state.”
Charpia has been an assistant in the Summerville baseball program since graduating from Clemson in 2003. He served in various capacities on the varsity and junior varsity team and was the junior varsity head coach in 2015, posting a 19-2 record. He also is a member of the varsity football staff this fall, working with the placekickers.
Charpia said he plans to retain top assistant Phil Tobin and hopes to add a few new faces to the staff.
“I have some people in mind, good baseball people,” Charpia said. “I look forward to surrounding myself with good men to help continue the winning ways at Summerville.”