Baseball 2014 – Coach Profile

Brian August

Brian August – Head Coach


Biography

brian.m.august@wilmu.edu

Brian August begins his tenth year as head coach of the Wildcats. A graduate of the University of Delaware, where he was a standout baseball player, August was the assistant baseball coach, assistant athletic director, and building and grounds supervisor at Cecil County Community College prior to coming to Wilmington University.

August took the Wildcats deeper into the postseason than ever before in 2013, earning the first No. 1 seed in for the East Regional Tournament in program history, while also shattering the NCAA era wins record by going 43-17 overall. The team was one game away from reaching the NCAA Division II World Series in 2013, falling in the NCAA Division II East Region Championship game held at Southern New Hampshire University.

August has enjoyed some of his most successful campaigns over the past three seasons, leading his team to 113-44 overall record in three seasons. He is currently 277-183-1 in nine seasons at the helm of the Wildcats. August and the Wildcats have also won each of the past three Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament Championships, advancing to the NCAA East Regional Tournament.

The Delaware native has coached five CACC Pitchers of the Year, three CACC Players of the Year, one CACC Rookie of the Year and has been named CACC Coach of the Year in 2010. On top of numerous CACC All-Conference selections, August has also had seven players named to various post season All-American Teams.

August was a three-year starter for the Blue Hens, and led Delaware to the NCAA post season in 1996. He was named to the America East All-Conference team in 1995, 1996, and 1997, and was a member of three nationally ranked Delaware teams during those seasons. August helped lead the Blue Hens to the NAC title in 1995 and 1996, and the America East title in 1997. He was also named the America East Player of the Year in 1997, and still holds many offensive records for Delaware.

After his senior year of high school in 1994, August was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the Major League Baseball Draft. Brian instead went to play for the Blue Hens, and following his career with Delaware, was again selected in 1997 in the draft by the New York Yankees. August went on to play for three years at third base in the Yankees’ minor league system, garnering MVP honors in the New York Penn League in 1998.

August helped lead a Cecil team that finished the 2004 season with a 41-12 record, including a loss in the regional final. The Seahawks ended the year ranked fifth in the nation in NJCAA Division II.

His 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 Wildcat squads captured the CACC Championship and earned the automatic berth into the NCAA Regionals. The 2007 squad made history with the CACC Championship, earning the teams' first appearance into an NCAA Regional Tournament. Coach August and his team finished third at the NCAA Division II East Regional tournament after winning the CACC Tournament in 2009. 

Coach August currently works in the University's athletic department as the Associate Athletic Director.

He resides in New Castle with his wife Ashley, along with his three children, Tyler (8), Madelyn (6), and Cameron (3).

Year

Record

Conference Record (Finish)

Highlights

2005

21-25-1

15-9 (4th)

CACC Tournament (1-2)

2006

30-21

21-6 (2nd)

CACC Tournament (0-2)

2007

29-20

10-6 (2nd)

CACC Tournament Champions (3-0)
#6 NCAA Northeast Region (0-2)

2008

26-26

17-10 (5th)

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2009

29-29

15-12 (3rd)

CACC Tournament Champions (3-0)
#6 NCAA East Region (2-2)

2010

29-18

16-4 (1st)

CACC Regular Season Champions
CACC Tournament (1-2)
CACC Coach of the Year

2011

37-12

15-5 (2nd)

CACC Tournament Champions (3-0)
NCAA East Region (0-2)

2012

33-18

14-6 (2nd)

CACC Tournament Champions (3-0)
#5 NCAA East Region (1-2)

2013

43-14

17-3 (1st)

CACC Tournament Champions (3-0)
#1 NCAA East Region (3-2)

Totals (8 years)

277-183-1 (.602)

140-61 (.697)

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