Kyle Bono

Kyle Bono

Student Assistant

First season

Kyle Bono was a student assistant coach for the UCF baseball team in 2007. Bono played in the minor leagues for the Lancaster JetHawks, a Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

A right-handed pitcher for the Knights in 2003 and 2004, Bono was named to the 2004 Atlantic Sun First Team and was a USA Today/Sports Weekly Second Team All-American. He had an 8-2 record with a 1.94 ERA, while striking out 107 in 97.1 innings. As a freshman, Bono was 4-2 with a 0.83 ERA and struck out 43 in 32.2 innings of work.

Bono still holds UCF's single-season record for shutouts when he tossed five of them in 2004, while he also holds the career record with six. More impressively, his 1.66 career ERA puts him at the top of UCF's record book. Bono's performance on the mound led to him becoming an eighth round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox that summer.

Bono attended Lake Mary High School, which was ranked as No. 5 in the entire nation by Baseball America.