Wilmington College Names August Baseball Coach

January 25, 2005

Courtesy of Erin T. Harvey Wilmington Sports Information

New Castle, DE - Wilmington College Athletic Director, Frank Aiello, is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian August as head baseball coach and assistant athletic director. August replaces Matt Brainard, who resigned in late December after ten years.

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 during the past four years.

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 last 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.

Coach August inherits a squad that finished last season with a record of 22-26, including a trip to the ECAC finals. "There are quite a few top quality players coming back from last year's team. We have a nice balance of veterans and established newcomers, and I hope to build on that leadership and put together one of the most competitive programs in the CACC," August said.

"We are very happy to have Brian join the coaching staff and athletic department here at Wilmington," Aiello said. "He comes to us with a very impressive background. I feel confident that the baseball program will continue to be a force both in the CACC and on the regional level. The student-athletes will learn a great deal from him and his knowledge of the game, and they all should enjoy the opportunity to work with him."