Bill Brown (baseball coach)
|Conference||Atlantic 10 Conference|
May 21, 1957 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1980–1981||George Mason (Asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|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.
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.
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.
Head coaching record
|George Mason (ECAC South) (1982–1985)|
|1985||George Mason||38-23||NCAA Regional|
|George Mason (Colonial Athletic Association) (1986–2013)|
|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|
|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|
|2012||George Mason||33-24||16-14||4th||CAA Tournament|
|George Mason (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2014–present)|
|2014||George Mason||34-22||16-9||3rd||NCAA Regional|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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