Troy Brohawn enters his sixth season at the helm of the Sea Gull program in 2019-20.
During his fifth season, Brohawn led the Sea Gulls to an overall record of 35-10-1 and a Capital Athletic Conference record of 19-2, which included a 1-0 win over No. 1 Christopher Newport University on April 7. The maroon and gold earned the right to host the CC tournament but fell to Penn St.Harrisburg in the semifinals. Salisbury would, however, go on to host an NCAA Regional but would eventually fall to Rowan University. The team was ranked as high as sixth in the nation this year according to the D3baseball.com/NCBWA Poll and finished the season at 24th in the country.
During Brohawn's fourth season he helped lead Salisbury to its third consecutive Capital Athletic Conference Championship while also guiding the Sea Gulls to their 19th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Brohawn also achieved the 100th victory of his career during the 2018 season with a, 12-6, win over Manhattanville College on March 11. He became just the third coach in program history to accomplish the 100 win feat and first to do it since Doug Fleetwood.
In his first season, Brohawn led the Gulls all the way to the first round of the College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin after sweeping the Mid-Atlantic regional of the 2015 NCAA baseball tournament. SU earned an overall record of 33-6-1 and was ranked No. 1 in the nation by D3baseball.com for three-straight weeks. The Sea Gulls landed nine players on All-CAC teams, with four being named to the first team. Salisbury also had four players named to all-region teams and a D3baseball.com All-American third-team honoree in Danny Breen.
Brohawn was named the Salisbury University Head Baseball Coach in July 2014. The Eastern Shore native returns to the Salisbury program after a five-year stint as the head coach of the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School where he led the Vikings to the state championship in 2013.
Brohawn served as the Sea Gulls' pitching coach from 2006-2009. During that time Salisbury posted a 149-32 record. While coaching, he also completed his degree in physical education, receiving his diploma in 2009.
Brohawn was also an accomplished player, playing three years of Division I baseball at the University of Nebraska before a 12-year professional career. While at Nebraska, he was named to the Dean's List three times and was a first-team All-American. He set a school record at the time with 123 strikeouts in 111 1/3 innings and threw 13 complete games during the 1993 season.
In 1994 he was a fourth-round selection by the San Francisco Giants in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. He would spend the next 11 seasons within three professional organizations in the National League West Division, making it to the Major League level in 2001, with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a relief pitcher.
That season, Brohawn pitched in the World Series, working a scoreless inning of relief in one of the Diamondbacks' wins on the team's way to the World Series championship over the New York Yankees.
In his three years at the game's highest level, Brohawn made 82 appearances and finished 17 games while recording one save with a 4-4 win-loss record.
Brohawn takes over a Salisbury program which has won 12 Capital Athletic Conference championships and qualified for the NCAA tournament on 20 occasions. In 2014, the team advanced to the Division III World Series for the fourth time in program history.
Coach Brohawn's Record at SU
|2015||33-6-1||16-2||NCAA World Series Appearance|
|2019||35-10-1||19-2||CAC Semifinalist / NCAA Regional|
|Totals||163-51-2||79-14||1 NCAA World Series Appearance|
Last updated: July 8, 2019