Pitching Coach Brandon Scott joined the SIUE baseball staff in July 2016. Scott came to SIUE after two years as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Wabash Valley College, a community college in Mount Carmel, Illinois.
In addition to his duties as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Wabash Valley, Scott was involved in nearly every facet of the program, including monitoring student-athletes academic success.
In 2015, the Warriors claimed the Region XXIV championship while finishing the season 47-13. Scott’s pitching staff finished the year with a 2.40 earned run average as a team while amassing 506 strikeouts in 465 innings of work.
In Scott’s time at Wabash Valley, 19 pitchers have continued playing at a higher level. Eight pitchers from the 2016 team moved on to NCAA Division I schools. Travis Herrin (Indiana commit) was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 18th round of the 2016 MLB Draft while 11 sophomore pitchers moved on to Division I schools following the 2015 season.
From 2007 to 2010, Scott served as the recruiting coordinator/pitching coach at Des Moines Area Community College, where he also was involved in fund-raising and planning for a new baseball facility.
The Bears advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series in 2008 and 2009.
At DMACC, Scott recruited or coached 13 players who were drafted by MLB teams. During his time, 24 players signed with Division I schools.
The native of Henderson, Kentucky, began his coaching career at his alma mater and fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Eastern Kentucky during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. At EKU, Scott’s primary responsibility was coaching the Colonels’ outfielders and coaching first base.
Scott played at Wabash Valley College during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He finished his career playing two seasons at EKU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2005.
Scott and his wife Denise welcomed their first child, daughter Reese, in July 2016. The family resides in Maryville.