Scott Brosius enters his eighth year as Linfield head baseball coach. During his first six seasons, Brosius has compiled a 237-81 win-loss record while leading the Wildcats to a national championship, four regional titles and five Northwest Conference crowns. His 200th career victory was earned in the championship game of the 2013 NCAA Finals, which gave the Wildcats their first national title in baseball since the school joined the NCAA. In 2008, he led Linfield to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Finals and also guided the Wildcats to third place at the 2010 NCAA championship tournament. Linfield returned to the NCAA Finals in 2014, making for the first back-to-back Finals appearances in program history.
He was selected as the West Region Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2013 and as the NWC Coach of the Year in 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2008.
In addition to his coaching duties at Linfield, Brosius was tabbed as manager of the USA Baseball 18-under National Team in February of 2011. He led the club to a gold medal at the COPABE Pan American AAA/18U Championships in Cartagena, Colombia, and guided the team to the IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship in Seoul, South Korea. Brosius was twice recognized as the USA Baseball Coach of the Year, in 2012 and 2011.
Brosius, a former Wildcat who went on to gain fame in professional baseball, was a natural choice to succeed retiring coach Scott Carnahan in 2008, having served under Carnahan on the baseball coaching staff for five seasons. During that time, he gradually accepted more responsibility, managing the baseball team's entire recruiting efforts.
Brosius left Linfield following his junior year after being selected by Oakland in the 20th round of the 1987 amateur draft. He returned to Linfield and completed a bachelor's degree in business in 2002.
In three seasons at Linfield, he hit .332 with 14 home runs and 77 runs batted in. During his junior season in 1987, he hit .348 and set Linfield single-season records for most at-bats, hits and RBI. He received recognition on the NAIA all-Area, all-District and all-Northwest Conference teams, and was a honorable mention NAIA All-American.
Brosius began his professional career in the minor leagues in 1988 and spent a total of 11 seasons in the major leagues with Oakland and New York. He won three World Series titles with the Yankees in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Brosius was a Golden Glove award recipient, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1998 World Series, and played in the 1998 All-Star Game.
Brosius, a native of Milwaukie, Ore., and graduate of Rex Putnam High School, is a member of the Linfield Athletics, NAIA, and Oregon Sports halls of fame.
He is active in his church, community youth sports, and is a board member of the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation, which raises money to aid families who are coping with the disease.
Brosius and his wife, Jennifer, live in McMinnville with their three children.