Drew Briese joined the Birmingham-Southern baseball staff in September of 2006. He serves as BSC’s hitting coach, catching coordinator and is responsible for management and implementation of the strength and conditioning program. He is also the 3rd base coach and administers BSC’s recruiting efforts.
BSC has been recognized for both team and individual achievement during Briese's tenure. The team is 251-93 in 8 years of play, finishing the year in the Top 25 in 5 of the last 6 years. BSC's offense has consistently ranked in the top 20 in the country in many categories, including #1 in slugging percentage (2010, .595), #2 in batting average (2010, .376) and #5 in Home Runs (2010, 54). Since 2008, BSC has had 50 All Conference performers (including 4 Freshman of the Year, 4 Pitchers of the Year, and 2 Players of the Year), 26 All South Regions players (including 2 Players and the year and 1 Pitcher of the Year) and 13 All America Awardees (including 1 National Player of the Year).
As a catching coach, Briese has seen his players earn All Conference Award on 8 separate occasions. Sam Hill was a four year All-SCAC performer from 2008-2011 (including being named 2008 SCAC Freshman of the Year). Bruce Maxwell carried the torch to 2012, when he was named NCAA DIII National Player of the Year, SCAC Player of the Year and was a 2nd round draft pick by the Oakland A's. Jacob Mayfield was named All SAA in 2014 and 2015 as well as being tabbed a preseason All-America in 2015.
Briese came to the Hilltop after a year as an Assistant Coach at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He started his coaching career at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky in 2004-2005.
Briese attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he earned a B.A. degree in history and was a 4 year starter for the Colonels. He earned a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion with an emphasis in Teaching and Coaching from the University of Kentucky in 2005.
In addition to his work at BSC, Briese has served USA Baseball in several positions since 2013. In the summers of 2013, 2014 and 2015 he scouted for USA at the 14/15/16/17 year old age groups. In that role, Briese identified talented, young players who were chosen to compete for a spot in the NTDP (National Team Development Program). In the summer of 2015 Briese had the opportunity to work with USA Baseball as a coach during the NTDP. He spent time on the field with some of the best 14 year olds in the country coaching and developing them for the opportunity to participate on the 2016 USA Baseball National Team.
Briese and his wife, Rachel, have one son Jack (12), and two daughters Kate (8) and Finley (5).