Boyle, 19, is a Middlefield resident who attended Xavier High School in Middletown. Weist chose him over junior Chandler Whitmer, The Hartford Courant reported. The decision was reportedly made last week, the Associated Press reported.
"We tried to give Timmy some time to develop, give him an opportunity to be on the road and experience the whole thing, get as much practice in under his belt before we threw him in there," Weist told the news outlet.
The interim coach went on to tell the Courant's Desmond Conner that Boyle, "has really worked up to the depths from the minute he stepped out here and consistently has been effective."