Ben Bizier

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  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Ben Bizier played and coached in Germany then became a college coach.

Bizier played error-free ball in college. [1] He was player-coach of the Pulheim Gophers from 2007-2009, as they moved up from regional competition to the second-tier Bundesliga to the top level in '09. He hit .294/.444/.353 with 28 runs in 23 games, while fielding .904 as a middle infielder. He was 5th in the northern Bundesliga-1 in runs (between Moritz Buttgereit and Jendrick Speer), tied for 6th in times plunked (6), 2nd in steals (15, 4 behind Chris Beck), second to Beck in steal percentage (he was only caught twice), 3rd in assists (67) and 1st in errors (13). [2]

Returning to the US, he was assistant coach at Broward College (2010-2013) then was their head coach from 2014-2018, going 144-117 and twice being named Southern Conference Coach of the Year. [3] He then became head coach of Florida SouthWestern State College, posting a 40-14 record his first year and winning Suncoast Conference Coach of the Year in 2019. The team was 16-11 in 2020 before the season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. He led the school to a team-record 44 wins (against 16 losses) in 2021 and was again Suncoast Coach of the Year. [4]