On this episode, Greg Brown shares what it means to be a servant leader, and how to coach individuals from the inside out. Brown explains how important it is to focus on developing your players habits to achieve personal goals, with winning as a by-product. In addition, Brown takes us into his program, explains their mantras from the past few seasons, and how those themes were manifested. We also cover practice planning, and how to be prepared and efficient to maximize the time with your players. And lastly, the importance of building a program that is a contributing member of their school and the greater community.
Greg shares a lot of great anecdotes and stories in this one, and I believe this episode will be an absolute game changer in so many ways.
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BACK OF THE BASEBALL CARD
Greg Brown is the Head Coach of the 2016 DII National Championship winning Nova Southeastern University Sharks. In Coach Brown’s 6 years at as the NOVA lead man, they have competed in Regional play 4 times, and were the 2015 Sunshine State Conference Champions. In 2015 NCAA South Region Coach of the Year Honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the 2016 season the ABCA names Coach Brown the Division II National Coach of the Year.
In addition to the team success, 17 of his players sign professional contracts and has coached seven All-Americans, two Rawlings Gold Glove recipients, the 2015 NCAA South Region Player of the Year, 15 All-South Region selections, two conference Players of the Year, one conference Pitcher of the Year and 23 All-SSC selections.
Greg Brown also has coaching experience with USA Baseball where he was a member of the staff for the USA Baseball 18u tournament team competing in the Tournament of Stars.
Prior to coaching, Brown was an area scout for Houston Astros and was an assistant coach at Broward Community College.
As a player, Greg signed with the Florida Marlins as a catcher, and throughout his 5 year professional career he spent time in Double – A and high A.
Brown played his collegiate ball at fellow Sunshine State Conference member Lynn University from 1999-2003. During his time with the Fighting Knights, Brown helped lead the team to a .563 winning percentage. He still ranks second in career games played, third in career games started and ranks among team leaders in single-game hits and putouts.
While a student-athlete at Lynn, Brown was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee serving as President of the organization from 2002-2003. In 2003, he was also named Lynn’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year.
But with all of this success, present and past, Greg Brown has a bigger vision, and that is his impact as a servant leader which spans beyond the field. His program has developed relationships with many charity organizations and non-profits making sure his athletes are making an impact on the community.
Brown earned a degree in Business Administration in 2002 and finished his MBA with a concentration in Sports Administration during his final season as a Fighting Knight in 2003.