Brown brings professional playing experience, having played two seasons in the Western Australian Baseball League with one-year stints with the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs of the Eastern League and the Johnstown Steel of the Frontier League.
A well-known coach in the Northeast, Brown coached four seasons at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Most recently, Brown served as the associate head coach while overseeing recruiting as well as working with the pitching staff and assisting in the day-to-day operations.
In 2014, the Stags had one of the best pitching staffs in the MAAC with a 3.77 ERA and set the program record for wins (32) and tied the program record in saves (11).The Stags pitching staff led the MAAC with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP with opponents hitting just .269 in 2012. Fairfield also set single season records for innings pitched (460.1), strikeouts (315), and shutouts (5).Brown came to Fairfield after spending two seasons as the pitching coach at Fordham University. While working with the Rams, Brown was able to cut the pitching staff ERA almost in half and helped them to a 30-win season.Prior to Fordham, Brown spent seven years at Pace University where his staffs ranked among the leaders in the conference and in the nation in ERA, strikeouts and saves. In 2009, Pace’s pitching staff ranked third in the conference in strikeouts (297) and saves (11) while Brown coached his hurlers in 2008 to the top ranking in Division II in ERA (2.62) and hits per inning. In 2007, Brown’s pitching staff ranked second in the conference in strikeouts, saves and runners picked off and third in opposing team’s batting average and fourth in ERA.Brown also served as pitching coach at Georgetown University for two seasons. Brown, a 2000 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University began his coaching career at his alma mater from 1999-2000. He was also a manager for four summer league teams, including the Manchester Silkworms and the Eastern Tides of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).
Prior to his work at Fairfield, Brown spent two seasons as the pitching coach at Fordham University. While working with the Rams, Brown was able to cut the pitching staff ERA almost in half and helped them to a 30-win season. Before Fordham, Brown spent seven years at Pace University and two years at Georgetown University. Brown, a 2000 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University began his coaching career at his alma mater from 1999-2000.
Michael Pill grew up in New Jersey and played football, basketball, and baseball throughout high school. He was an All New Jersey American Legion All-Star and enjoyed a short stint on the MLB tryout circuit his senior year of high school. In pursuit of a career in medicine, he decided to pass on major college baseball and went to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy University in Boston, MA where he was a 4-year starter at SS, 3B and P, team MVP, and received invites to participate in the prestigious Cape Cod League. Michael has coached AAU baseball in CT for the past 7 years from ages 10U through 18U. He lives in Westbrook with his wife Lorie and their 3 kids, Bryce (17), Morgan (16), and Brady (11).