Blaine Brown begins his fourth season with the University of Maryland baseball program and his second as a full-time assistant following two years as the team's volunteer assistant.
Brown's responsibilities at Maryland include coaching first base, recruiting and overseeing all travel, compliance, scheduling and academic issues. Brown also assists with Maryland's baseball camps.
Brown has been instrumental in improving Maryland defensively as the Terps set a school record with a .975 fielding percentage in 2008.
Prior to coming to College Park, Brown served as the recruiting coordinator at Division II Slippery Rock University. While at Slippery Rock, Brown helped bring in two recruiting classes of more than 16 players, two of which went on to earn all-region honors. Slippery Rock won more than 30 games in both years of Brown's tenure and 10 players garnered all-conference honors.
Brown also managed the New Market Rebels in the Valley League for 2 1/2 years. In 2004, Brown took over the Rebels midway through the season when the previous coach was let go. Brown completed an amazing comeback in half a season, inheriting a 6-20 team and leading them to a 16-4 finish to make the playoffs. In the next two seasons, the Rebels finished 31-22 and 34-13, respectively. The 34 wins set a franchise record, dating back 55 years. Brown earned numerous coach of the year honors in New Market and led the team to its first pennant in 26 years. The Rebels were ranked as highly as 13th for collegiate summer league teams, the first such ranking in team history.
Brown's coaching career began at Drexel University, where he worked with the Dragons' catchers and helped the team improve in statictical categories such as passed balls, stolen bases against and fielding percentage. The Dragons had the fifth-best season in school history during Brown's season.
During the summer of 2003, Brown was in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working with Major League Baseball. Serving as an MLB International Envoy, Brown's responsibilities included player development, working with their national teams and developing strategies to enhance the level of play for the Brazilian Baseball Federation.
Overall, 20 players that Brown has coached have gone on to professional baseball careers.
Brown is currently single and resides in College Park, Md. A native of Richmond, Kan., Brown received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan., in 2002.