08.Jul.2013 Scott Brosius or Pat Casey?
I’ve been watching tons of MLB and loving the races this season. I just can’t seem to get over baseball (roid reduction has really improved the game, though someone needs to test Chris Davis…that roid head is going to prevent Cabrera from winning back to back triple crowns). Anyway, I read this article by Canzano today, and then looked up Brosius’s career numbers:
Scott Brosius enters his sixth year as Linfield head baseball coach. During his first five seasons, Brosius has compiled a 158-64 win-loss record while leading the Wildcats to three Northwest Conference championships and two regional titles.
We all knew he was doing well, but I’m not sure anyone knew he compiled a 71% winning percentage. I’ve been calling for Brosius as Casey’s replacement for years, but if he continues to win at this rate, he’ll eventually be lured away. So my question is this: if you’re the AD, do you (a) make this guy a lucrative offer to join staff as an assistant, with the understanding he’ll be the next head coach (b) make him a lucrative head coaching offer or (c) forget about him all together and stick with Pat Casey. I know most will say C, but Casey talks retirement every season and could bail on the Beavs any moment–that takes away some of his value. I think I’d go with (A)…use some of that TV money to lockup a future head coach. Brosius doesn’t want to leave Linfield, but everyone has a price.
On a side note, the basketball practice facility opens in a few weeks. I guess some have been in there already, but teams start practicing end of July. I’m curious to see if it actually improves recruiting and on-the-court results.