VIDEOS FEATURING SERGIO BROWN:
VIDEO: "Talkin' Titan
Baseball with Sergio Brown: Recruiting"
Sergio Brown is in his third year as an assistant coach and
recruiting coordinator at Cal State Fullerton and in his third
stint with the Titan baseball program. He served as the team's
administrative assistant in both 2002 and 2003, and was a middle
infielder for Augie Garrido on the Titans' 1995 national
In addition to spearheading the Titans' recruiting efforts,
Brown's duties include working with the Titan outfielders while
also providing hitting instruction.
Under his tutelage, the Titans have jumped their team batting
average 52 points (from .277 in 2007 to .303 in 2008 and .329 in
2009) while recording the eighth-best batting average in program
history in 2009. The 2009 College World Series-qualifying Titans
led the Big West Conference in batting average, on-base percentage,
hits, RBI, home runs and total bases, and ranked 28th in the nation
in batting average, 15th in hits and first in hit by pitch.
For the second straight season, Brown's recruiting class was
ranked by national publications, jumping from No. 14/15 (Collegiate
Baseball / Baseball America) in 2009 to No. 5 by both publications
in 2010. His 2007 class at UC Irvine (No. 22/14) also proved
successful as the Anteaters advanced to the College World Series
for the first time in the program's history.
In the hitting instructor role at Irvine, Brown helped guide the
2007 Anteater offense to lead the Big West Conference in almost
every category including batting average (.317), slugging
percentage (.447), on-base percentage (.393) and hits (697).
Brown's coaching career started in 1996 at Cypress College where
he spent six seasons at the junior college powerhouse, serving as
the team's primary recruiting coordinator and the base running and
defensive coach. He helped guide the Chargers to a California
Community College State Championship in 1997 and a pair of
runner-up finishes in 1996 and 1999. Among the players he helped
develop are four current major leaguers - UCLA All-Pac 10
outfielder Ben Francisco (Cleveland), Texas Tech All-American Keith
Ginter (Milwaukee), Wake Forest All-American Cory Sullivan
(Colorado) and catcher Gerald Laird (Texas).
Before concluding his playing career at Fullerton, Brown
competed at Cal Poly Pomona from 1991-93 where the Broncos won a
CCAA championship his rookie season.
Brown, 36, holds a master's degree in education from Azusa
Pacific and a bachelor's degree in English from Cal State
Fullerton. He lives in Whittier with his wife, Olivia, and sons,
Vincent (9) and Cruz (2).