On this episode, Coach Brown reveals his keys to being a successful coach and player no matter the level of play. He discusses the importance of staying in the moment, and how important it is to always be in search of new resources. In addition, if you are interested in talking pitching, Scott shares the resources, both tools, and people, that he has found to be helpful for developing his pitchers both physically and mentally. And few other topics explored are: managing bullpens, arm care, and monitoring pitches vs. innings.
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Our guest’s resources: The 95 MPH Body by Ben Brewster, Jaeger Bands, Cross-Over Symmetry, Austin Wasserman, TrackMan, Lantz Wheeler/BaseballThinkTank, Year Round Throwing Manual, Heads Up Baseball – Ken Rivizza (Top Rated Resource)
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The Back of the Baseball Card
Scott Brown is the Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coach for the 2014 National Champion Vanderbilt Commodores.
In his first three seasons with the program, the Commodores have won 156 games and his pitching staff has struck out a nation-leading 1,859 batters.
In addition, in each of his three years at Vandy, his staff has posted a team ERA under 3, which is the first time in program history the Commodores have been able to accomplish that feat. It also helps that Brown’s arms have combined to throw 25 shoutouts over the three-year span.
Scott has helped produce two first rounders in his time at Vandy, Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler, and a third rounder in Philip Pfeifer.
And impressively, Coach Brown has guided a freshman to freshman all-American status in each of his three years at Vanderbilt.
Due to this success, Coach Brown has set a new standard for the program, and his crew is rewriting the Vanderbilt record books.
Prior to his success with Commodores, Scott Brown was the pitching coach at St. John’s University for prior guest Ed Blankmeyer.
Over those 9 years, 15 players signed professionally, with four of them reaching the big leagues.
In addition, his staff set several records in ERA and strikeouts, including mentoring numerous all-American and all-conference selections, which mirrors his current success at Vanderbilt.
Scott Brown has experience at other levels as well. He served as a manager for the Stanford Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, was an assistant at SUNY – Cortland, a division 3 institution, which also happens to be his alma mater, where he was 2nd team All-American in 1999, and was atop the leaderboard for career victories upon graduation.
Some of you may know, Cortland finished third this year in the Division III rankings, losing to Trinity in the 2016 Division III College World Series.
In each of his coaching stops, his staffs have set records in wins, era, and strikeouts, making Scott Brown one of the most sought after pitching minds in the country, and I am pumped to have him on this episode of The Baseball Drive Podcast.