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VIDEOS FEATURING SERGIO BROWN:
Sergio Brown is in his third year as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State Fullerton and in his third stint with the Titan baseball program. He served as the team's administrative assistant in both 2002 and 2003, and was a middle infielder for Augie Garrido on the Titans' 1995 national championship squad.
In addition to spearheading the Titans' recruiting efforts, Brown's duties include working with the Titan outfielders while also providing hitting instruction.
Under his tutelage, the Titans have jumped their team batting average 52 points (from .277 in 2007 to .303 in 2008 and .329 in 2009) while recording the eighth-best batting average in program history in 2009. The 2009 College World Series-qualifying Titans led the Big West Conference in batting average, on-base percentage, hits, RBI, home runs and total bases, and ranked 28th in the nation in batting average, 15th in hits and first in hit by pitch.
For the second straight season, Brown's recruiting class was ranked by national publications, jumping from No. 14/15 (Collegiate Baseball / Baseball America) in 2009 to No. 5 by both publications in 2010. His 2007 class at UC Irvine (No. 22/14) also proved successful as the Anteaters advanced to the College World Series for the first time in the program's history.
In the hitting instructor role at Irvine, Brown helped guide the 2007 Anteater offense to lead the Big West Conference in almost every category including batting average (.317), slugging percentage (.447), on-base percentage (.393) and hits (697).
Brown's coaching career started in 1996 at Cypress College where he spent six seasons at the junior college powerhouse, serving as the team's primary recruiting coordinator and the base running and defensive coach. He helped guide the Chargers to a California Community College State Championship in 1997 and a pair of runner-up finishes in 1996 and 1999. Among the players he helped develop are four current major leaguers - UCLA All-Pac 10 outfielder Ben Francisco (Cleveland), Texas Tech All-American Keith Ginter (Milwaukee), Wake Forest All-American Cory Sullivan (Colorado) and catcher Gerald Laird (Texas).
Before concluding his playing career at Fullerton, Brown competed at Cal Poly Pomona from 1991-93 where the Broncos won a CCAA championship his rookie season.
Brown, 36, holds a master's degree in education from Azusa Pacific and a bachelor's degree in English from Cal State Fullerton. He lives in Whittier with his wife, Olivia, and sons, Vincent (9) and Cruz (2).