|Title:||Assistant Baseball Coach|
Drew Briese joined the Birmingham-Southern baseball staff in September of 2006. His coaching responsibilities include coaching hitters, catchers and managing the BSC Baseball strength and conditioning program. He also serves as the 3rd base coach.
BSC has acheived on both the team and individual levels during Briese's tenure. The team is 179-69 in 6 years of play. BSC's offense has consistently ranked in the top 20 in the country in many offensive categories, including #1 in slugging percentage (2010, .595), #2 in batting average (2010, .376) and #5 in Home Runs (2010, 54). 38 players have been named to the All-Conference team in Briese's time at BSC. This includes 5 of the catchers who worked under Briese's watch. 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.
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 while he was working toward his Master's Degree. He received his Master's Degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky in 2005.
Briese attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He started for the Centre team that broke the school record for wins in 1997 and was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll in 1999. He also earned the honors of Team Captain (2000). Briese earned a B.A. degree in history from Centre College in 2000.
In addition to his work at BSC, Briese worked with USA Baseball in 2013. He was invited to work as a scouting task force member with USA. In that role, Briese identified talented, young players (at the 16U and 17U age groups) who were chosen to compete for a spot in the NTDP (National Team Development Program).
Briese and his wife, Rachel, have one son Jack (10), and two daughters Kate (6) and Finley (3).