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Marietta College baseball coach Brian Brewer earns regional recognition

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Marietta College Baseball Coach Brian Brewer was honored as the 2022 Region 7 Co-Coach of the Year on Tuesday afternoon by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and ATEC Sports. Brewer and Baldwin Wallace head coach Brian Harrison were named co-recipients.

This is Brewer’s fifth Regional Coach of the Year Award having previously earned the honor in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. He was named NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2006, 2011 and 2012.

Brewer led the Pioneers to an overall record of 44-7 and 15-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Etta Express captured OAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships as well as NCAA Regional and Super Regional titles. Their appearance in the 2022 College World Series was the 23rd in program history and was the farthest the Pioneers have advanced in the post season since their 2012 National Championship.

In his 19 seasons at the helm, Brewer has led the Etta Express to five World Series appearances and the national championship in 2006, 2011 and 2012. The Pioneers gave Brewer his 600th career coaching victory at Marietta College when they defeated Christopher Newport 7-2 in the NCAA Regional championship game. Brewer’s career record is 682-334-1 in 23 seasons. As Marietta head coach, Brewer is 603-249-1 for a .708 winning percentage.

The ABCA/ATEC Regional and National Coaches of the Year are selected by members of the ABCA All-America & Coach of the Year committees in all nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division and high school.

Founded in 1945, the American Baseball Coaches Association is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and over 30 countries.

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