Summarized by Kent Larsen
Ex-Coug Law New Y. Baseball Coach
Salt Lake Tribune 17Aug99 L3
By Michael C. Lewis: Salt Lake Tribune
PROVO -- Vance Law, former major league baseball player and BYU
baseball star, has been named coach of BYU's baseball team, returning
to the team he left two decades ago before he started a 14-year
professional career. Law replaces coach Gary Pullins, who was
reassigned in June to an administrative job.
Law grew up with baseball, son of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vernon
Law. He attended BYU, where he became an All-WAC shortstop, after
graduating from Provo High School. In the major leagues he played for
the Pirates, as well as for the Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos.
Following his major league career, he was assistant coach at Utah
Valley State College and has coached at Provo High School for the
past four years.
Law plans to recruit the best players in Utah, regardless of
religious affiliation. He and his father are two of more than 40
members of the LDS Church that played in baseball's major leagues.
But if the opportunity was ever presented, Law doesn't think he'd
return to the majors as a coach, "I can't think I'd want to move my
family anywhere but here," he said.