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Eastern Kentucky adds Two Assistant Coaches

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University head baseball coach Jason Stein announced two additions to his coaching staff today. Steven Brown joins the program as the pitching coach and Dan Scott will serve as the volunteer assistant coach.

“We are excited to have Steven and Dan join the Colonel baseball family,” Stein said. “I think both of them will help us continue to take the baseball program to new heights. They bring a wealth of baseball knowledge to our program and will impart that knowledge onto our players with excitement and passion. I look forward to working with them this season.”

The Colonels are the reigning Ohio Valley Conference champions and Stein was the 2012 OVC Coach of the Year.

Brown came to EKU after one year as the pitching coach at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn. He helped the Generals to a 34-16 record in 2012. At JSCC he was responsible for all phases of recruiting and pitching management – including instruction and strategy. Freshman pitcher Wesley Parsons signed with the Atlanta Braves after the season.

The past two summers, Brown served as an assistant coach in a pair of collegiate summer leagues. In 2011 he was an assistant for the Brainerd Lakes Lunkers in the Northwoods League. Brainerd posted the lowest ERA and lowest opponent batting average in the league under Brown’s guidance. Six of the players earned a spot in the all-star game and one singed a pro contract with the San Francisco Giants. In 2012, Brown served as an assistant for the Brewster White Caps in the Cape Cod League. Austin Voth finished third in the league in strike outs and Tom Windle placed fifth in ERA while playing for Brown.

The Huntington Beach, Calif., native was the head coach of the Nashville Panthers of the Tennessee Summer Collegiate League in 2010. The Panthers went 29-8 and won the league championship. Brown was chosen as the TSCL Coach of the Year.

Brown was an assistant coach at Centennial High School in Franklin, Tenn. during the 2010 season. While at CHS, he coached future Vanderbilt standout Tony Kemp.

Since 2010 Brown played a key role in the Vanderbilt University Prospect Camps. He was responsible for everyday operations of pitchers, outfielders, catchers and conditioning programs while assisting with hitting drills.

Brown earned an associate of science degree in 2006 from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. In 2010, Brown earned a bachelor of business administration at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

As a freshman Brown had the lowest ERA on the Orange Coast College pitching staff. He concluded his collegiate career at Trevecca Nazarene in 2007 and 2008. Brown was a two-time all-conference and all-region selection in addition to being chosen as the 2007 Transouth Conference Newcomer of the Year. He set school records for saves in a season and career saves. He helped TNU to a pair of Transouth regular season titles. In June 2008, Brown signed a professional contract to play for the Rockford River Hawks of the Frontier League.

Scott spent the 2012 season as an assistant at Belmont Abbey College, a NCAA Division II school in North Carolina. He helped the Crusaders to a 30-win season. Scott assisted with travel, equipment and recruiting while also serving as the head coach of the junior varsity team.

The Miami, Fla., native spent two summers, 2011 and 2012, as the head coach of the Covington Lumberjacks, a collegiate summer league team. He led the Lumberjacks to the 2011 Valley League Championship.

Before spending the fall 2011 semester as an assistant coach at Campbellsville University, Scott was the varsity pitching coach and head junior varsity coach for two seasons (2010-11) at Chaminade-Madonna Preparatory school in Hollywood, Fla.

Scott graduated from Florida State University in August 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary social sciences. He spent the 2009 fall semester as a volunteer assistant at the University of Central Florida before taking the position at Chaminade-Madonna.

While a student at Florida State, Scott spent two years as a student manager (2004-06) and two years as a student assistant coach (2007-09). As a student assistant, Scott helped with coordinating practice, he organized and maintained hitting charts and assisted with team travel and equipment. The Seminoles advanced to the College World Series in 2008.

As a high school player, Scott was a member of the 2003 FHSAA 4A State Championship team at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.