Brandon Mann is in his 4th year of coaching at the collegiate level. Fresh out of college in 2006, Coach Mann took the 1st assistant and pitching coach job at Division I Iona College. During his tenure at Iona College, Brandon mentored one All-Conference Pitcher and one PING National Pitcher of the week.
In 2008, Brandon took the Full-time graduate coaching position at Manhattanville College to pursue his master’s degree in physical education. On the field, Mann primarily works with the hitters and fielders. In his first season with the Valiants, Manhattanville hit .356 as a team on the way to the 2009 Freedom Conference regular-season title and a berth in the Freedom Tournament championship game. Manhattanville ranked top 20 in the country in every offensive category including leading the nation in stolen bases with 162 in 40 games. Manhattanville hit 23 HR’s and averaged more than 10 runs a game; both new MVILLE records.
Under Mann’s tutelage, five Valiants were named to the All-Conference team, two of which were named All-Region. Manhattanville’s CF who went on to sign a professional contract with the American Defenders of the Can-Am League also was honored as a Rawlings Gold Glove All-American.
Mann began his career as a pitcher at Florida Atlantic University and played with the nationally ranked Owls from 2002-04. In 2003, Mann helped the team rank as high as #11 in the nation, capturing the Atlantic Sun Championship in 2003 before the team lost to Miami in the NCAA Coral Gables regional.
In 2004, Mann transferred to Lynn University (the 2009 DII National Champions) where he was the starting second baseman while studying hospitality administration.
In 2006, he was honored as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American for the south region while helping the team reach the south regionals. As a second baseman, Mann helped the team lead the nation by turning 69 double plays in 2006.
As a captain of the 2002 Clarkstown North state championship team, Coach Mann was named New York State Player and Athlete of the Year in 2002. Mann also led the 2002 Rockland OTB Pirates to the American Legion World Series in Danville, VA, finishing 5th in the country and losing to the eventual champions Mississippi. Brandon was recently elected into Clarkstown North’s Hall of Fame.
Brandon is also the Co-Owner and Head Instructor of Pitch by Pitch Baseball Camp in Congers, NY.