Bill Brown (baseball coach)

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Bill Brown
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team George Mason
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Biographical details
Born (1957-05-21) May 21, 1957 (age 57)
Vienna, Virginia
Playing career
1976
1977
1978–1979
Georgia
Allegany
George Mason
Position(s) C
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1981
1982–Present
George Mason (Asst.)
George Mason
Head coaching record
Overall 929–823–6
Tournaments NCAA: 1-14
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
CAA Coach of the Year: 1987, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2008, 2009

Bill Brown (born May 20, 1957) is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the George Mason Patriots baseball program. He was named to that position prior to the 1982 season.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Playing career[edit]

Raised in Vienna, Virginia, Brown helped lead his George C. Marshall High School team to the Virginia State Finals in his senior season of 1975. He then played a single season each at Georgia and Allegany Community College before arriving at George Mason. He played two seasons as a catcher with the Patriots, earning NAIA All-District honors in his junior season.

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing days ended, Brown worked in the Mason Athletic Department while he completed his degree, serving as an assistant baseball coach from 1980–1981 under new head coach Walt Masterson. Upon Masterson's retirement, Brown was elevated to head coach. Under Brown, the Patriots have seen 27 players drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft, four of whom have reached the Majors. Mason has reached seven NCAA Regionals and claimed three conference championships. Brown was named Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year a record six times before the Patriots moved to the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning with the 2014 season.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Brown's records as a collegiate head baseball coach.[7][8][9]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
George Mason (ECAC South) (1982–1985)
1982 George Mason 19-24
1983 George Mason 19-24
1984 George Mason 21-20
1985 George Mason 38-23 NCAA Regional
George Mason (Colonial Athletic Association) (1986–2013)
1986 George Mason 27-20-1 8-10 5th
1987 George Mason 31-23 9-6 3rd CAA Tournament[a]
1988 George Mason 34-27-1 8-6 T-2nd NCAA Regional
1989 George Mason 23-25 3-10 5th CAA Tournament[a]
1990 George Mason 23-25 6-8 4th CAA Tournament[a]
1991 George Mason 30-27 4-11 T-5th CAA Tournament[a]
1992 George Mason 39-18 13-4 1st NCAA Regional
1993 George Mason 33-15 10-1 1st NCAA Regional
1994 George Mason 18-32-1 1-16 7th CAA Tournament[a]
1995 George Mason 31-25 11-7 T-2nd CAA Tournament[a]
1996 George Mason 25-29 12-9 4th CAA Tournament[a]
1997 George Mason 29-24 10-11 T-4th CAA Tournament[a]
1998 George Mason 26-28 8-12 6th CAA Tournament[a]
1999 George Mason 30-24-1 9-12 4th CAA Tournament[a]
2000 George Mason 21-34-1 7-14 T-7th CAA Tournament[a]
2001 George Mason 21-32 5-15 8th CAA Tournament[b]
2002 George Mason 28-29 7-4 T-2nd (Colonial) CAA Tournament
2003 George Mason 31-20 9-8 3rd (Colonial) CAA Tournament
2004 George Mason 39-19 20-4 1st NCAA Regional
2005 George Mason 35-19 15-9 2nd CAA Tournament
2006 George Mason 20-31 12-18 T-7th
2007 George Mason 27-27 14-14 T-5th CAA Tournament
2008 George Mason 30-25 18-10 3rd CAA Tournament
2009 George Mason 42-14 19-5 1st NCAA Regional
2010 George Mason 28-22 11-13 T-5th
2011 George Mason 21-32-1 7-23 11th
2012 George Mason 33-24 16-14 4th CAA Tournament
2013 George Mason 18-35 7-20 10th
George Mason (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2014–present)
2014 George Mason 34-22 16-9 3rd NCAA Regional
George Mason: 929-823-6
Total: 929-823-6

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k In this season, all of the Colonial Athletic Association's members qualified for its postseason tournament.
  2. ^ In this season, all eligible members of the Colonial Athletic Association qualified for the postseason tournament.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bill Brown Bio". George Mason Patriots. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio:Bill Brown". George Mason Patriots. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kathy Orton (May 28, 2009). "George Mason Baseball Soars to New Heights". Washington Post. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Phil Stanton (February 3, 2012). "The Jimmy Buffett of College Baseball". College Baseball Insider. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Coach’s Corner with Mason baseball coach". The Broadside. March 7, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Rick Kozlowski (October 1, 2012). "Former Cougar now at George Mason after restarting diamond career". The Journal (Martinsburg, WV). Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2014 CAA Baseball Record Book". CAASports.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2006 George Mason Baseball Media Guide". George Mason Athletic Communications. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2014.