Greg Brown (minors02)
Gregory Thomas Brown
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lbs.
- School Lynn University
- Born May 4, 1980 in Hollywood, FL USA
Greg Brown played collegiate ball at Lynn University from 1999-2003. During that time he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2002 and finished his M.B.A. with a concentration in sports administration in 2003. After college he signed with the Florida Marlins as a non-drafted free agent and played in their minor league system from 2003-2006. Brown spent the 2007 season with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League to complete his playing career.
Brown began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Broward College during the 2008 season. Later that year he joined the Houston Astros as an area scout for south Florida and Puerto Rico. Brown remained with the Astros through the 2010 MLB amateur draft. As a scout, he is best known for signing J.D. Martinez. He also signed Roberto Peña and Raúl Rivera.
Nova Southeastern University hired Brown as their head coach in June, 2010. During his nine years at the helm, he produced a career record of 316-149 (.680). The highlight of his career was leading the Sharks to the 2016 Division II College World Series title. This achievement also led to Brown being named the American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year.
Brown left Nova in late 2019 to join the Tampa Bay Rays as a 2020 minor league hitting coordinator. He returned to that role in 2021.