McGee named head baseball coachLake Erie College named Brian McGee as the Storm head baseball coach beginning Oct. 1, 2007. McGee joins Lake Erie by way of Greensboro College where he was the assistant varsity and head junior varsity baseball coach since 2003.
"We are very excited to be able to find someone as qualified as Brian to take charge of our baseball program," said Lake Erie College Director of Athletics Griz Zimmermann. "He has proven his ability to capture success on every level he has coached at and is a welcome addition to the Storm family."
While with the Pride, McGee was the infield and third base coach, leading the infield to its best statistical performances in the program's history. In 2006, the Greensboro infield finished 12th in the nation in fielding percentage. While at Greensboro, he also served as the assistant director and facility manager for the College's student recreation center.
McGee's additional coaching experience includes serving as the head coach of the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League in the summer of 2006 and as an assistant for the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League in the summer of 2004.
A native of Lorain, Ohio, McGee's early coaching stints include a head position at Lorain Catholic High School in the spring of 2003, an assistant position at the University of Toledo from 2001-02 and an assistant varsity and head freshman position at St. Frances High School in the spring of 2001.
McGee is a 1996 graduate of Amherst Marion L. Steele High School and a 2000 graduate of Tiffin University. He was a four-year letter winner as a starting third baseman and outfielder for the Dragons. He was a team captain, earned all-conference and was selected to Team USA to compete in Austria, Czechoslovakia and Germany. McGee earned his bachelor's degree in sports management from Tiffin before earning a master's degree in recreation and leisure studies from the University of Toledo in 2002.
"My first priority will be to give our student-athletes the best baseball experience possible by instilling the importance of morals and values in life, family and one's character," said McGee. "In combination of these beliefs, I intend on taking this baseball program to new heights of academic and athletic excellence that has yet to be measured."
"I believe in the vision that President Victor has for the College and the direction and leadership of our athletics director, Griz Zimmermann," added McGee.