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Sergio Brown Named Director of Player Development for USC Baseball

Aug 22, 2022

LOS ANGELES – USC head baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz continues to add to his staff as he announced the hiring of Sergio Brown as the program's Director of Player Development this week.
Brown brings with him over 26 years of coaching experience as he looks to develop a new role within the USC baseball program. After serving as an assistant coach at San Diego State last season, Brown will now manage all aspects of player development at USC, oversee the Trojans' analytics team, assist with recruiting efforts and head up alumni relations initiatives.
"USC baseball is excited to announce Sergio Brown as our new Director of Player Development," said Stankiewicz, who was hired as the Trojan skipper on July 3rd. "Sergio has proven himself to be one of the finest coaches on the West Coast in terms of player development, recruiting, scouting and analytics. His relationships with scouts, high school, club and junior college coaches will be invaluable to our program as we move forward. Sergio has been to Omaha five times as a player and coach with three different schools, an accomplishment that speaks for itself."
Overall, Brown has reached eight NCAA Regionals, six NCAA Super Regionals and five College World Series as a coach and player. He also holds the accolade of being one of only two coaches in NCAA baseball history to participate in the College World Series with three different programs - Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine and Arizona.
"I am so grateful for the opportunity that Coach Stankiewicz has given to me," said Brown. "My hope and aspiration is to use my experiences in the game and on the recruiting trail to help this coaching staff return USC baseball to prominence. I plan to connect with USC alumni and invite them home to take part in the movement to put the Trojans back on top. Most importantly, I want to help these players develop their pride and passion for the game of baseball."
Prior to his one-year stay at San Diego State last year, Brown worked as an associate head coach/recruiting coordinator for Cal State Fullerton (2020-21). This was not his first stint for the Titans' as Brown ventured there as an assistant coach (2008-10), director of baseball operations (2001-03) and as a player (1995). Through all four of his tenures with the Titans, Cal State Fullerton made three College World Series trips (winning a title in 1995), had 56 players drafted and produced 24 All-Americans.
While Brown only served one season for San Diego State, he helped the Aztecs develop five All-Mountain West selections, a conference Pitcher of the Year award winner and a fourth-round draft pick in Troy Melton.  
Brown is also no stranger to the Pac-12, having spent four years at Arizona (2016-19). During that time, the Wildcats reached the NCAA postseason in back-to-back seasons (2016, 2017) and claimed NCAA runner-up status at the 2016 College World Series. During those four years, Brown oversaw five position players who accumulated multiple All-American honors and two student-athletes who garnered Freshman All-American status.
Not only did he help elevate specific players, but he helped propel the Wildcats' offense to one of the best in the nation. In 2019, Arizona ranked second nationally in runs per game (9.8), slugging percentage (.533) and on-base percentage (.432), all while posting the third-best batting average in the nation (.326).
Before his time with the Wildcats, Brown spent the 2013 season at Cal State Northridge, where he was an assistant coach, and played the same role at UC San Diego in 2012. He got his first Division 1 coaching experience at UC Irvine (2004-07), where he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. During those three years, he helped the Anteaters earn two NCAA Tournament bids and a third-place finish at the 2007 College World Series.
Prior joining the UC Irvine staff, Brown coached at Cypress College from 1996-2001, where he served as the team's recruiting coordinator, helping the Chargers to a state championship in 1997.
Brown was an infielder on Cal State Fullerton's 1995 national championship team after transferring from Cal Poly Pomona, where he competed from 1991-93. While at CPP, he was a member of Bronco squads that captured the CCAA co-championship in 1991 and earned a spot in the 1993 NCAA Division II West Regionals.
Brown joins assistant coaches Travis Jewett and Seth Etherton on the Trojan staff.