FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
George Brown has been hired as the new baseball assistant at Siena College. Brown was a standout pitcher at St. John’s University, and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 27th Round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First Year Player’s Draft. He played professional baseball from 2008-2010 before seeing his career cut short due to injury.
Brown will serve as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Siena, taking over the top spot on Rossi’s staff.
“George is a great addition to our program,” Rossi said. “His experience in professional baseball will be a tremendous asset when working with our student athletes.”
Brown served as pitching coach for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League this summer, designing throwing, conditioning and weight programs for the staff.
As a student athlete at St. John’s, Brown was named a Second Team Collegiate Baseball, Ping! Baseball (now College Baseball lineup) and NCBWA All-America selection in 2008. He was also a Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection and NCBWA District II and Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year that season. Additionally, Brown was a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Award and the Golden Spikes National Player of the Year honor after finishing the year with a 9-1 record and a 2.91 ERA.
Brown spent the 2008 season in short-season Class A baseball with Batavia, and played 2009 at Class A Quad Cities and Class Advanced Palm Beach. He appeared in two games in 2010 with Palm Beach following offseason shoulder surgery.
Brown graduated cum laude from St. John’s in 2009 with an accounting degree. He is on track to earn his masters in accounting from the school in 2012.