Brosius steps down, Carnahan takes baseball helm Bunn to lead women's basketball Casey Bunn is the new women's basketball coach at Linfield. Most recently, Bunn spent three seasons as girls basketball coach at Tualatin High School and two seasons as an assistant girls basketball coach at Lake Oswego High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public health promotion and education from Oregon State University where, as a player, she led the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring in 2007. She played professionally in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Australia, earning all-league honors on the Portuguese All-Star team. She is co-founder and director of the Jr. Energy youth basketball program, a skills development program geared toward girls in grades 4-12 throughout the Portland area. For more information go to: linfield.edu/sports Summer 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 3 Scott Brosius ’02, Linfield head baseball coach and former professional all-star, announced he will not return to the program in 2016 as he seeks a new coaching challenge within the baseball world. The program will transition back into the hands of Scott Carnahan ’73, the program's all-time winningest coach over 24 seasons who has served as pitching coach for the past eight years in addition to athletic director. “It is with very mixed emotions that I step down, as I have a deep love for this school and the baseball program,” Brosius said. “I've come to realize there is never a good time to step away, but only what I feel is the right time. With our three children now graduated, my wife Jennifer and I felt the timing is right to begin our next adventure.” In eight seasons as head coach, Brosius compiled a 270- 96 win-loss record while leading the Wildcats to a national championship, four regional titles and five Northwest Conference crowns. He coached Linfield to the playoffs a total of six times, including three straight years from 2013- 15, for a total postseason record of 29-14. Under his reign, Linfield captured its first NCAA baseball title in 2013 and returned to the finals in 2014, achieving the first back-toback national appearances in program history. Brosius was selected as the West Region Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2013, and was a five-time recipient of the NWC Coach of the Year award. With a coaching resume that also includes international experience, Brosius was twice named USA Baseball Coach of the Year for his managerial success with the USA Baseball 18-under National Team. He led the club to a gold medal at the 2011 COPABE Pan American AAA/18U Championships and guided the team to the 2012 IBAF 18U Baseball World Championship. At Linfield, Brosius coached nine all-Americans and three academic all-Americans among the more than 100 student-athletes that have been part of the junior varsity and varsity programs during his tenure. Bird, Brackmann named top SIDs Linfield College sports information duo Kelly Bird and Katherine Brackmann earned the Jack Sareault Award for the Northwest Conference Sports Information Director of the Year. Bird, in his 26th year as Linfield’s sports information director, oversees the Wildcats’ athletics web site, sports publications, radio broadcasting, video display board, video webcasting, athletics newsletter and the Linfield Athletics Hall of Fame. Brackmann is in her fifth year with Linfield as assistant director for external relations and as the department's senior woman administrator. This year, the two provided extended coverage of Linfield’s prolonged runs through the NCAA football, baseball and softball playoffs. In addition, Linfield served as host school for the NWC Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships in Sunriver.
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