History of USA Baseball Awards & Honors
DURHAM, N.C. – After just one go-around with USA Baseball this past winter, Scott Brosius has been honored for his leadership and success in the amateur baseball world with his recognition as the USA Baseball National Coach of the Year.
Brosius, making his managerial debut with USA Baseball, led the 18-under national team to a gold medal at the COPABE 18U/AAA Pan American Championships in Cartagena, Colombia in early December. The U.S. team posted a perfect 9-0 record at the tournament, outscoring its opponents 88-8. The crowning achievement for the Red, White and Blue was a 12-2 victory over Canada in the gold-medal game.
“It was kind of the icing on the cake for a very cool experience,” Brosius said about receiving the award. “First and foremost, the goal was to win a gold medal and we accomplished that.
“I had the opportunity to coach some great players and we had a great experience as a club in Colombia. The award itself was the benefit of all of the work the players and the coaching staff put in to win the Pan Am Games.”
Brosius becomes just the second youth-level coach to receive the award, presented annually in conjunction with the U.S. Olympic Committee, since its inception in 1996.
He will reprise his role as USA skipper later this year when the national team travels to Seoul, South Korea to compete in the IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. After assembling the team in mid-June, Brosius and his staff will have approximately two months to prepare before the tournament, which runs Aug. 30-Sept. 8.
But for now, Brosius remains focused on his collegiate coaching duties at Linfield. The No. 8 Wildcats are currently 12-4 on the year, including 9-3 in the Northwest Conference. Now in his fifth year at his alma mater, he boasts a 145-53 record that includes three NWC championships, two regional titles and a pair of top-five finishes at the NCAA Division III Finals, including a third-place showing in 2010.
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