Brian Harrison

Brian Harrison

Brian Harrison enters his 11th season as the Head Baseball Coach at Baldwin Wallace University in 2021.  The 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Coach of the Year has won 383 career games, including 242 at BW.  Harrison has led the Yellow Jackets to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III National Tournament on four occasions, including the school's first-ever trip to College World Series in 2014.

Harrison at Baldwin Wallace

  • 10th head coach in the history, succeeded the legendary Bob Fisher '63
  • Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion in 2019
  • Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Champion in 2018
  • NCAA Regional Championship Game in 2014 and 2019
  • Set school-record for wins in a season (33), runs scored (392), runs batted-in (358), home runs (43), stolen bases (111) and strikeouts (349) in 2018
  • Has won 22 or more games for eight straight years (220-126), except for 2020 when the season was canceled due to COVID-19
  • Won his 200th career game in 2018 

Under Harrison’s Guidance

  • Two College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans of the Year
  • All-American and Academic All-American Danny Cody '19 was drafted in the 17th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros, which was the highest selected Division III player
  • All-American Mark Zimmerman '16 was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Deigo Padres

Coaching Experience

  • University of Dayton Hitting Coach
  • Cincinnati Reds Associate Scout 
  • Urbana University Head Coach 
  • Cuyahoga Community College Head Coach

As a Player

  • Shawnee State University xxx-year letterwinner
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American selection
  • Led Shawnne State to a fifth-place finish at the NAIA College World Series in 2000
  • Hit more than 40 career homeruns and tallied more than 200 career runs batted-in
  • Inducted to the Shawnee Stare Hall of Fame in 2008

Hometown Roots

  • A native of Westlake, Ohio, Harrison was prep standout at St. Edward High School
  • Coach Harrison and his wife Traci reside in North Ridgeville with their two sons, Braden and Luke, and daughter, Harper.
This page was last updated on August 5, 2020