Baseball Coach Hits Milestone

Posted: May 27, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Head Baseball Coach Bill Brown received an excellent, if belated, birthday present on May 22 with his 600th career victory, as George Mason defeated Towson 25-10 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament.

The win makes Brown, who turned 46 on May 21, the third youngest college baseball coach to reach that achievement. In his 22 years coaching for Mason, Brown has led the team to two CAA titles and four appearances in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. He has been honored as CAA Coach of the Year three times. In 1993, he became the all-time leader in baseball coaching victories at Mason.

The Patriots have set two school records this season for longest winning streak and most consecutive wins at home, with 11 and 12 in a row, respectively. In the May 22 game, the Patriots broke the CAA Tournament record for runs and RBI (25) in a game and matched the tournament mark for home runs in a game with seven.

Brown earned his B.S. degree in government and political science from George Mason in 1980. He spent two years as a player and two years as assistant coach before becoming the third head coach in George Mason baseball history in 1981. Brown actively promotes baseball in the Northern Virginia community, developing summer player camps and winter coaching clinics and working closely with community and local baseball organizations. He is also the assistant development officer of the Patriot Club, the athletic department’s fundraising organization.

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